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.