Tyron Woodley's Blogs

  • Tyron Woodley Expects Georges St. Pierre to Fight Again By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Tyron Woodley, on “Beatdown,” discussing whether it bothers him that he may never get to fight Georges St. Pierre:

    “It definitely bothers me and it bothers me for the exact reason you say. It’s not a question -- he’s the best welterweight that’s ever fought in mixed martial arts. He’s the reigning champion. He went through two different generations of fighters. … I think for him, he has nothing to prove to anybody. He did what he needed to do as a champion. It sucks that I would never get to fight him if he doesn’t come back because you can’t really say that you’re the best when you watch a guy like that reign over the division for so long and then you never get to measure yourself against him. … I never thought GSP was unbeatable. Actually, in my opinion, Johny Hendricks is a tougher matchup for me than GSP is style-wise. I think that to me, he was never an invincible foe and I never thought of him as being unbeatable. It’s kind of a bummer not to get the chance to fight him, but I think he’ll come back. I don’t know. My gut’s telling me that he’ll miss it and want to come back.”

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  • Podcast: Tyron Woodley, Pat Miletich By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood returned to the Sherdog Radio Network on Monday for another edition of “Beatdown.” Joining them on the broadcast was UFC welterweight contender Tyron Woodley and former UFC welterweight champion Pat Miletich.

    Former Strikeforce title challenger Woodley is firmly in the mix of the UFC’s 170 pound title picture. He looks to further his chances for a title shot at UFC 171 where he takes on former WEC and UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. Woodley breaks down the upcoming match, the current UFC welterweight division, and what will happen if his teammate Robbie Lawler should emerge victorious with the UFC welterweight title. Woodley also chats about his participation of the UFC’s press tour raising awareness during Black History Month.

    Miletich told the Sherdog Radio Network in August 2012 that Daniel Cormier would “ragdoll” Jon Jones if they ever met. Then, Cormier was still competing in Strikeforce’s heavyweight division. Fast forward 18 months and “DC” is just days removed from his UFC light-heavyweight debut. Miletich joins De Santis and Sherwood to discuss that bold statement and how confident in Cormier he is still capture UFC 205-pound gold.

    TJ and Jeff also take listener calls, emails, and tweets. As well as react to the news which sees former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez sign a new deal with the UFC.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Thursday



    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 101: The Moves
    Learn the secret moves of the best fighters in the world.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Ronda Rousey relives her biggest fights and recounts how she become the UFC's first women's champion.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    A day in the life of Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans as they each prepare for their UFC 161 main event match; Tyron Woodley goes for Georges St. Pierre vs Nick Diaz; Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar crack on the state of fighter fashion.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Cung Le makes his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Ronda Rousey relives her biggest fights and recounts how she become the UFC's first women's champion.

    8:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 2: Which Camp Do You Choose? Strategy heats up as the coaches plead their cases to each winning fighter on the second day of elimination fights.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    A day in the life of Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans as they each prepare for their UFC 161 main event match; Tyron Woodley goes for Georges St-Pierre vs Nick Diaz; Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar crack on the state of fighter fashion.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The greatest knockouts in pride history.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Roy Nelson vs. Junior dos Santos; Melvin Guillard vs. Waylon Lowe; Rick Story vs. Brian Foster.

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 2: Which Camp Do You Choose? Strategy heats up as the coaches plead their cases to each winning fighter on the second day of elimination fights.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 11: I Humbly Apologize UFC veteran Karo Parisyan almost gets into a fist fight with Nate Diaz.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Wednesday



    5:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles
    Rener and Ryron Gracie detail the Gracie Jiu Jitsu legacy, past to present.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 9: It Was a Brawl In the second quarterfinal fight Brandon Melendez (Team Pulver) takes on Gray Maynard (Team Penn).

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 10: Traitor The final two quarterfinal matches. Teammates Nick Diaz and Corey Hill will square off along with Matt Wiman vs. Manny Gamburyan.

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Ronda Rousey relives her biggest fights and recounts how she become the UFC's first women's champion.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 145

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    A day in the life of Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans as they each prepare for their UFC 161 main event match; Tyron Woodley goes for Georges St. Pierre vs Nick Diaz; Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar crack on the state of fighter fashion.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Ronda Rousey relives her biggest fights and recounts how she become the UFC's first women's champion.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    A day in the life of Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans as they each prepare for their UFC 161 main event match; Tyron Woodley goes for Georges St-Pierre vs Nick Diaz; Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar crack on the state of fighter fashion.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
    Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann; Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve; Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez; Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami; Rani Yahya vs. Mizuto Hirota; Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim. From Saitama, Japan.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest Submissions Some of the most spectacular submissions ever witnessed in the history of PRIDE.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Ronda Rousey relives her biggest fights and recounts how she become the UFC's first women's champion.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Steel Curtain 2

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    A day in the life of Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans as they each prepare for their UFC 161 main event match; Tyron Woodley goes for Georges St-Pierre vs Nick Diaz; Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar crack on the state of fighter fashion.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Cung Le makes his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva.

    8:00 p.m. ET The Score: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 4
    Some of the best knockouts in the history of King of the Cage by some of the top stars in the sport.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 2: Which Camp Do You Choose? Strategy heats up as the coaches plead their cases to each winning fighter on the second day of elimination fights.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Steel Curtain 2

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 11: I Humbly Apologize UFC veteran Karo Parisyan almost gets into a fist fight with Nate Diaz.

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 4
    Some of the best knockouts in the history of King of the Cage by some of the top stars in the sport.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 2: Which Camp Do You Choose? Strategy heats up as the coaches plead their cases to each winning fighter on the second day of elimination fights.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night Episode 18
    Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann; Ryan Bader vs. Carmelo Marrero; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tyson Griffin; Junie Browning vs. Cole Miller. From April 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tenn.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell, Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens, and Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt.

    1:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz. Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion BJ Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest Submissions Some of the most spectacular submissions ever witnessed in the history of PRIDE.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 10: Traitor The final two quarterfinal matches. Teammates Nick Diaz and Corey Hill will square off along with Matt Wiman vs. Manny Gamburyan.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell, Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens, and Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fighter's Cut - Ronda Rousey relives her biggest fights and recounts how she become the UFC's first women's champion.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    A day in the life of Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans as they each prepare for their UFC 161 main event match; Tyron Woodley goes for Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz; Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar crack on the state of fighter fashion.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night Episode 18
    Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann; Ryan Bader vs. Carmelo Marrero; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tyson Griffin; Junie Browning vs. Cole Miller. From April 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tenn.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Friday



    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Prelims
    Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa; Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson; Sam Stout vs. James Krause; Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley. From Winnipeg.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall
    From Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 9: It Was a Brawl In the second quarterfinal fight Brandon Melendez (Team Pulver) takes on Gray Maynard (Team Penn).

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 10: Traitor

    3:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis
    Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis; Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping; Demian Maia vs. Chris Weidman. From Chicago.

    4:00 p.m. ET The Score: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz
    Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz; Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson; Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks. From New Jersey.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera; Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader; Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner; DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick. From Los Angeles. (Card subject to change)

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 295 Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten recap Bellator 96; Michael Schiavello and Pat Miletich preview RFA 8.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: AXS TV Fights
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance 8 Sergio Pettis vs. Dillard Pegg. From Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson
    Demetrious Johnson takes on John Dodson for the flyweight title; Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira; Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone; Ricardo Lamas vs. Erik Koch. From Chicago.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez
    Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez battle for the light heavyweight title; Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier; Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson. From San Jose, Calif.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 8: Not on the Concrete Dana White sits down with the Coaches to decide the 4 quarterfinal match-ups. A brutal street fight takes place in the house that has serious ramifications.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 9: It Was a Brawl In the second quarterfinal fight Brandon Melendez (Team Pulver) takes on Gray Maynard (Team Penn).

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cub Swanson shares his inspiring story of perseverance; Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez full blast; Bruce Buffer reflects on a career; behind the scenes with the Octagon girls.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 145

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida
    Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida; Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout; Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    3:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights featuring Pat Curran The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

    4:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Middleweights

    5:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Welterweights featuring Ben Askren The Welterweights are highlighted with guest Ben Askren.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Countdown of the fastest fights.

    6:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Lightweights featuring Michael Chandler The Lightweights are highlighted with guest Michael Chandler.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    7:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights featuring Pat Curran The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnaflow 1

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion BJ Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Filipovic.

    8:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Summer Series 1 Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli; Renato 'Babalu' Sobral and War Machine in separate fights.

    8:00 p.m. ET The Score: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    9:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    The Ultimate Fighter features professional MMA fighters living together in Las Vegas, Nevada, and follows them as they train and compete against each other for a prized contract with the UFC.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 2
    Devastating knockouts that changed the history of MMA.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnaflow 1

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 10: Traitor

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 2
    Devastating knockouts that changed the history of MMA.

    12:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Summer Series 1 Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli; Renato Sobral and War Machine in separate fights.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Prelims
    Roland Delorme vs.Edwin Figueroa; Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson; Sam Stout vs. James Krause; Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley. From Winnipeg.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 9: It Was a Brawl In the second quarterfinal fight Brandon Melendez (Team Pulver) takes on Gray Maynard (Team Penn).

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - Highlights from UFC 161: Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada.

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin meet in the octagon; Antonio Rogerio Nogueira against Jason Brilz.

    1:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - Highlights from UFC 161: Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 68: Tim Sylvia vs. Randy Couture. Randy Couture comes out of retirement to challenge for the heavyweight title; Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Prelims
    Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa; Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson; Sam Stout vs. James Krause; Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley. From Winnipeg.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Fastest Fights in Pride History Countdown of the fastest fights.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 9: It Was a Brawl In the second quarterfinal fight Brandon Melendez (Team Pulver) takes on Gray Maynard (Team Penn).

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin meet in the octagon; Antonio Rogerio Nogueira against Jason Brilz.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Prelims
    Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa; Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson; Sam Stout vs. James Krause; Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley. From Winnipeg.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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  • Tyron Woodley: TRT Allows Fighters to Train Like Madmen By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Is Tyron Woodley right about TRT? Tell us below.



    Tyron Woodley, on “Beatdown,” discussing the use of testosterone replacement therapy in MMA:

    “If your body says it’s time to stop [fighting], it’s time to stop. You shouldn’t be able to hit a reset button and go back and act like you’re 25 when you’re 39. I think people that do it, supposedly if you do it in moderation, if you have a doctor monitor it, if you look at your levels and they’re low and he brings you to 4 to 1 or whatever the ratio is that’s deemed acceptable -- but nobody’s doing that. Everybody’s jacking [the ratio] up to 16 to 1 and training like a madman during training camp, every session, every training, sparring, running, and they’re just going nuts, and then they bring themselves down slowly, but they’ve already had six to eight weeks to train like that. You think they’re going to be in better shape? You think they’re going to be stronger? They’ve had better rounds. They’ve had longer rounds and been able to endure more. If you think about as far as the competitive advantage, it’s definitely there.

    “If we’re going to complain about it, they need to regulate it differently. You can’t exempt some people. You can’t give it out. You can’t have certain states do it. Like when I fought Nate Marquardt or when he was quote-unquote using TRT, he was a different fighter. I believe when he was fighting Tarec [Saffiedine], when he was fighting Jake Ellenberger, he wasn’t on it and you can tell the difference. I think that’s a gray area. For myself personally, I don’t really place judgment on others. I just think that I don’t need it.”

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  • Tyron Woodley Expects to Finish Jake Shields at UFC 161 By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Tyron Woodley, on “Beatdown,” discussing the mistakes that fighters have made against Jake Shields:

    “Why are these guys clinching him? Why are these guys putting him on the cage? Why are they going to take him down and try to submit him? He’s not even really giving them respect for their submissions. They’re around his throat, and he’s still going for the shot. I think they just didn’t have a good game plan and the guys underestimated him. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not underestimating him. I’ll be in the best shape of my life because I have to be. It’s going to be closer to wrestling condition. That’s a different type of conditioning than just MMA. I’m giving him his credit because he’s earned it. He’s a world-class fighter because he’s proved it, but by no means do I plan on losing or do I plan on this going 15 minutes.”

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