Tyron Woodley Considering Moving Up To Middleweight
Tyron Woodley has hinted that we could see him move up to middleweight. Talking on The Ariel Helwani Show, the current UFC welterweight champion suggested that we may see him follow Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum up to 185lbs.
“People in the middleweight [division], they need to watch out too. I might slide up on one of y’all by the end of the year. Wipe out the division clean at welterweight and go up there and either beat (Kelvin) Gastelum up again or take out Robert Whittaker. They are both welterweights anyways. They just don’t know how to cut weight.”
Before he moves up, ‘The Chosen One’ wants to clear out the welterweight division first. The next man in the way of accomplishing that, is Kamaru Usman. But Woodley believes that ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ isn’t ready for him yet.
“Kamaru Usman? He’s not ready for me yet. He’s not mature enough in the sport yet to be able to withstand what I’m going to bring at him.
“What’s Kamaru going to do, take me down? He’s going to out-strike me? He’s going to punch harder than me? He’s going to out-strategize me with fight IQ? He’s a version of myself five years ago.”