After losing his welterweight title to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March, Tyron Woodley is making some changes to his training camp.
The former champ has recently been a staple at Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisc., but revealed on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, he has been training at Tristar Gym in Montreal with Firas Zahabi and Georges St. Pierre.
“You see Tyron Woodley walk into the room and training with one of the best trainers in Firas Zahabi. You hear inklings and drippings of me training with Georges St. Pierre,” Woodley revealed. “Watching me train with Firas, we have never trained like that before, and actually I had thought we would shadow box and kind move around lightly. With no ego, with no pride, he took time out of his day, he had fighters fighting that day and he really took the time to work on the minor things. When you are at this level it is about the millimeter, it’s not about the miles, the marathon. It’s correcting millimeters.”
Not only did Woodley bond with the Tristar’s head trainer, but he is also excited to continue to work with St. Pierre, the former welterweight and middleweight champion.
“It was an instant sync. I’m a true martial artist and true student of the sport and so is he so we bounce ideas, mostly him, it was a phenomenal session, a blessing to be able to do this and a blessing to be able to train with Georges St. Pierre,” he continued. “Yes, people, I am training with Georges St. Pierre, we will not fight, that is obvious. There is no point of me in not to train with one of, if not the greatest welterweight of all-time, and sharpen myself. That is something that is motivating me.”
Woodley has not competed since losing his welterweight belt to Usman at UFC 235. He was scheduled to return in a rematch against Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 3 but was forced to withdraw due to injury.