“Let’s Do It Old School Grand Prix Style!”- Rafael Dos Anjos Calls Out Tyron Woodley

Published 03/16/2020, 2:59 PM EDT


Rafael Dos Anjos took to Twitter in order to back Gilbert Burns in his quest to fight Tyron Woodley this weekend.

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With Woodley aching for a new rival this weekend, there seems to be a host of choices available. While Anjos believes that Gilbert Burns deserves to fight Woodley, he didn’t back away from bringing up his own name for the fixture as well. Moreover, Chaos Covington was one of the first responders to fill in for Edwards.

Thus, we can be sure of experiencing a thrilling Welterweight bout this weekend. But what created all the ruckus as to who Woodley will face?

Chaos explained: Uncertainty regarding Tyron Woodley’s next opponent.

Woodley was originally set to meet Leon Edwards this weekend at UFC London. However, the event was shifted to the USA in light of the rapidly intensifying situation caused by COVID-19.

Leon, a resident of London, was forced to pull out of the fight because of the recently imposed travel restrictions by the USA. Again, these new restrictions come due to the pandemic that has gripped the globe with fear and panic.

Who will Tyrone fight next: Rafael Dos Anjos, Leon Edwards or Colby Covington?

The UFC now has a variety of battle-hardened Welterweights to fill in for Edwards. The easiest part for them is that there are fighters willing to fight at such short notice. After all, who wouldn’t want to get a shot at beating one of the greatest Welterweights and the former champion?

While Dos Anjos’s tweet suggests that he wants Gilbert Burns to fight Woodley, other options are always open. For starters, he offered to fight Woodley himself if UFC wants.

But that’s not all. Apparently, Colby Covington wants in on a fight with Tyron Woodley more than anyone else.

Colby currently seems like the most popular replacement for Edwards. As soon as he heard about Edwards pulling out of the fight, he has been consistently calling Woodley out.

 

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Yet, inside sources claim that Woodley might just be leaning towards fighting Anjos, the former Lightweight Champion. Come what may, it seems fairly certain that we will be watching Tyron in action this weekend.

It is highly commendable that UFC is making ends meet despite the enormous hurdles in its path. Like a true warrior, the organization that houses warriors is determined to carry out the tasks it has set for itself, no matter the odds.

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Who would you like to watch fighting Woodley this weekend?

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