Recently Frankie Edgar relayed that he’s not too happy about the fact he hasn’t had his title shot signed, sealed and delivered, and now Tyron Woodley is reporting he’s a wee bit worried about his own.
As most folks know, back in October, when Johny Hendricks had to pull out from a bout with Woodley due to weight cutting issues, it was announced the latter would fight for the belt next. But, since Saturday’s UFC 195 scrap between welterweight champ Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit was epic, there’s been a ton of calls for an immediate rematch.
Recently Woodley appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and of course, the powerful wrestler was asked about the subject. The Strikeforce vet noted that if Condit calls for a rematch, instead of retiring, he believes it will happen. After saying he’s fought the best of the best at 170, Woodley stated this (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“…That’s my goal to the top. I want to leave no question. So with that said, I have not talked with them (the UFC). I think they know the right thing to do. Some things gotta sort out, and I’m also logical. I know that people want to see Carlos Condit vs. Robbie Lawler 2, and I’m just preparing myself to be heartbroken again. But I’m telling you, if get heartbroken, it’s going to get somebody hurt. It will get somebody hurt real bad.”
Wow. So, it will be fascinating to see what happens here. Lawler has already fought Rory MacDonald twice and Hendricks twice as well, so the UFC might decided it doesn’t want to go the rematch route. But, if there’s a lot of buzz still for Lawler – Condit II a week from now, Woodley likely will have to wait. Woodley also said he’ll wait for a title fight, rather than risk getting injured in the interim. Will the UFC be down with that though? That’s the question.