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Woodley Thinks He Could Defend Maia’s BJJ Easily

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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley knows that the window of opportunity in mixed martial arts is short, so he is looking for money fights. He was still in the cage after defeated Robbie Lawler when he called out division G.O.A.T. Georges St-Pierre or hardcore fan favorite Nick Diaz.

#1 contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson was adamant that he alone deserved a title fight; UFC president Dana White agreed. However, Demian Maia put on such an extraordinary display of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu vs. Carlos Condit at UFC on Fox 21 on August 27 that he too potentially moved into title shot contention.

Maia took Condit down, took his back, and choked him out, all in under two minutes, taking just one punch in the process. The Brazilian is now on a six-fight win streak, and has been hit just 13 times in the last four fights. His Jiu-Jitsu is so good that he showed a dominance not seen since Royce Gracie was tapping people who didn’t know what an armbar was.

However, on his latest Morning Wood with Deez Nuts podcast, Woodley revealed that he has a game plan should Maia get a shot and try to take back mount.

“You aren’t getting back there,” promised Woodley, as transcribed by Iva Djokovic for BJJEE. “I’m going to fight that mess with dirty. If you get back there, you’re gonna be loopy from some uppercuts and knees that went upside your head.”

“I’m going to just bite him. I’m going to bite him – let the referee get mad. They going to take away a point. I’m saying whatever. I’m gonna get back to my feet, I’m gonna knock him down to get even. Then just make it ugly in the next few rounds.”

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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.