Criticism aside, Strikeforce's Tyron Woodley focused: 'It's my time to be champion'


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

(This story first ran at PressConnects.com) BALTIMORE — At 26 years old, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits it is difficult even for him to realize he could soon be considered the best fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. But it’s a reality (…)

view original article >>

Related News

  • 16 days ago
  • 39 views

Tyron Woodley received a lot of flack from UFC President Dana White for his underwhelming performance against Rory MacDonald at UFC 174 this past month. But “The Chosen One” doesn’t believe he deserves to be labeled a choke artist.Filed under: (...) more

  • 14 days ago
  • 55 views

Because he'll be too busy "having fun." "I don't think that's accurate to say I choke in every big fight, because I've been in some big fights. I think I didn't choke in the Carlos Condit fight and that was the biggest fight of my life. Carlos is a little more dangerous than Rory. He's probably one of the most dangerous and that was a big fight. I don't think that's accurate to say, but in that particular fight I was frozen. It was set up to be a better fight stylistically wise. I kind of let my more

  • 22 days ago
  • 12 views

Chris Weidman defended his UFC middleweight title for the second time at UFC 175, winning a unanimous decision over Lyoto Machida. It was an excellent fight that pushed Weidman further than he had ever gone before. The champion got the nod on all three judges' scorecards to retain the title. With another contender down, who will be next up for Weidman? At the UFC post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White brought up the name Vitor Belfort. Belfort is currently the No. 2-ranked contend more

  • 22 days ago
  • 31 views

Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title for the second time at UFC 175, and it will be against Lyoto Machida. Machida is the No. 3-ranked contender at middleweight, and he is undefeated since dropping from light heavyweight. He holds a knockout win over Mark Munoz and a decision victory over Gegard Mousasi. Now he faces his toughest task. Machida would join BJ Penn and Randy Couture as the only two-division champions in UFC history if he can pull off the upset. Weidman defeated Ande more

  • 22 days ago
  • 14 views

Saturday marks the 20th time a UFC event will feature two championship bouts. In other words, Dana White and Co. have once again pulled out all the stops to ensure the Fourth of July weekend is yet again a resounding success. With headliners like Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey—the former a two-time slayer of Anderson Silva and the latter a champion furthering the women's side of the sport—what could go wrong? Beneath the surface of the main events, the rest of the card completes what is the spor more

  • 22 days ago
  • 40 views

In an era of UFC where the market is saturated with events on a nearly weekly basis, UFC 175 stands out as a truly special card. The stakes are certainly there. With Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey looking to cement their places as UFC champions against Lyoto Machida and Alexis Davis respectively, fans will be treated to the rare two-title card. Depth isn't really an issue, either. Outside of the two title fights, fan favorites such as Matt Mitrione, Urijah Faber and Uriah Hall can also be seen i more

  • 23 days ago
  • 48 views

Bloody Elbow recently interviewed former Lightweight champion and Featherweight top contender staple, Frankie Edgar, who discussed time management with an increasing family unit, why he's not worried about a "motivated" BJ Penn, and his plans for the future. Riding just a hair under the fight radar this weekend is Sunday night's TUF 19 finale card. The UFC is heavily promoting the 175 card, but if you really want more than a weekend of fan expo and fight action, you really should book your Sunda more

  • 23 days ago
  • 27 views

World Series of Fighting 11 hits the network TV airwaves for the first time ever. See what's in store for Saturday afternoon's NBC-televised card with our official preview. Before UFC 175 takes center stage in this MMA-heavy Independence Day weekend, World Series of Fighting airs live on NBC TV at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT. Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje makes his first title defense against fellow unbeaten prospect Nick Newell, while Jon Fitch meets Dennis Hallman in the co-main event after Fitch ha more

  • 25 days ago
  • 36 views

UFC women's bantamweight contender Alexis Davis spoke with the media on Wednesday about her UFC 175 title fight against champion Ronda Rousey and tells why she thinks Rousey has been so successful. more