Tyron WoodleyTyron Woodley was one of the brightest stars that rose through the Strikeforce ranks. He was destined for the welterweight title… until he ran into Nate Marquardt.

That fight saw Woodley get handed the first loss of his career, but it also reached deep inside him and forced him to rise to the occasion upon his Octagon debut at UFC 156 on Saturday night.

Woodley made a statement, blasting Jay Hieron in the opening moments of the fight.

Check out what Woodley had to say about his run through Strikeforce and the splash he made in his UFC debut in this one-on-one interview with MMAWeekly.com…

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