“Dana Wouldn’t Even Let Him on Slap League” – Tyron Woodley UFC News Ripped by Fans

Published 02/23/2023, 11:30 AM EST

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Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is seemingly eyeing a return to Dana White‘s promotion. He is currently a free agent now and ‘The Chosen One’ claims that he is open to exploring other options in the not-so-distant future. Tyron Woodley is considered one of the greatest fighters ever in the UFC. He was on an unbeaten streak from 2014 to 2018 under the UFC banner. That was also the time when Tyron Woodley won the welterweight championship and defended it on four occasions. Fans knew him for his striking ability, which he displayed against Robbie Lawler to win the company’s top prize in 2016.

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However, Woodley is now 40 years old. In a recent interview, he said that he is enjoying a position of liberation because he is free to do whatever he wants. Woodley claims that he is the only person in combat sports to be able to do that. He said, “I know some guys are just recently free agents, but with the magnitude of what I’m doing right now, nobody is doing.”

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Moreover, ‘The Chosen One’ also hinted at the possibility of returning to the UFC. “I have no door closed. I’m a businessman. I can fight in any business I want to.”

Fans react to possible Tyron Woodley UFC return

Many fans reacted to the news of a possible Woodley return to the UFC. They weren’t very positive. Let us take a look at some of those reactions.

One fan claims that ‘The Chosen One’ is past his prime to challenge a credible fighter in the UFC’s roster.

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One fan speculated that he might return as a coach.

A user on Twitter even went on to say that nobody will pay to see Tyron Woodley fight.

Another individual asked Tyron Woodley to retire from combat sports altogether.

A couple of fans emphasized how his credibility as a fighter has gone down after losing to YouTuber-boxer Jake Paul. They claim that Woodley is not a main card fighter anymore.

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A fan brought up Woodley‘s fight record. The former UFC fighter hasn’t won a fight since his loss to Kamaru Usman in 2019. The fan believes that the UFC president, Dana White, wouldn’t even consider him for a fight in the Power Slap league.

Tyron Woodley strongly believes that he is free to choose what he wants to do. Hence, a possible UFC return may not come as a shock to many people. However, his six consecutive losses in both boxing and MMA combined have left a bitter taste among the fans.

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Himanga Mahanta

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Himanga is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. He interned as a WWE author at Sportsmanor before joining EssentiallySports to pursue his interest as a sports journalist. Himanga is a big fan of UFC's Conor McGregor and considers him the most entertaining combat sports athlete of the 21st century.
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