Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Tyron Woodley should focus on his way to the 170-pound title, starting with his recently postponed clash with top division competitor Leon Edwards .
Instead, “The Chosen One” is on social media making all kinds of demands and even calling out middleweights, like 185 pound reigning kingpin Israel who believes Woodley is “broken” and in desperate need a “seizure of funds” to finance his return.
Or his rap career.
“Tyron is hit because he is broke, or about to be broke,” Adesanya told The Score (transcribed by Natasha Hooper). “He says,” I need someone who isn’t Leon Edwards. Anyone can be a big money grab. Tyron would take a darling ass just to fight me as long as he was paid well, in other words. You shouldn’t be talking to me. You are not a champion, so be quiet. The last Nigerian you faced, you faced 30% and he yelled at you. And three, we are black, I thought we were cool. I already met him, we had good jokes, so why is this guy calling me suddenly? I dissected it, and it reaches because it needs money. I just don’t see any other reason why he would do that. ”
It would not be the first time.
Woodley (19-4-1), who turned 38 earlier this month, has not competed since spitting his crown at current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 ago about a year, a 25-minute beating that made “The Chosen One” look old and slow.
As for Adesanya, 30, he was perfect through 19 professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fights. “The Last Stylebender”, who had a decisive victory over Yoel Romero at UFC 248, is expected to make a comeback against Paulo Costa at some point this summer.
It’s unlikely that a fight with Woodley will take place in the immediate future … or ever.