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Tyron Woodley to Receive UFC Title Shot

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Earlier today news was broke that the #1 Contender Welterweight Co-Main Event at UFC 192 between Tyron Woodley (15-3) and Johny Hendricks (20-3) was called off. Johny could not reach the contractually agreed upon weight due to health reasons and the fight was scrapped.

Fans along with Woodley were disappointed when the news broke. Tyron vented his frustrations to Fox Sports:

“I’m disappointed,” Woodley said after hearing the news. “Johny Hendricks not making weight was a loss for him and a victory for me. He was not prepared to fight. I was, I had already made weight and was ready to fight.
“This is not the first time he has had trouble making weight, but it is part of being a professional.”

“I should not be penalized for not being able to compete,” Woodley said. “I am ready to fight for a title and believe that I deserve it.”

Well Dana White is one to give fighters what they want (minus the reebok deal) and has confirmed that Woodley will in face face the winner of the Carlos Condit vs Robbie Lawler Welterweight Championship fight. Essentially granting Woodley a title shot which is deserved as Tyron has won 4 of his last 5 and 3 have come by way of TKO or KO.

In his last two outings Tyron destroyed #8 Dong Hyun Kim by knockout in just over a minute into the first round of their Co-Main event clash at UFC Fight Night 48. Then he received a split decision nod over The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner, Kelvin Gastelum in another Co-Main Event contest at UFC 183.

Tyron has fought for only one title in his mixed martial arts career and lost to former UFC veteran Nate Marquardt via 4th round TKO at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Kennedy in 2012 for the promotion’s welterweight championship.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.