Tyron Woodley won’t be facing Robbie Lawler at the UFC Minneapolis event. It was supposed to be the main event of the evening.
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He pulled out because of a hand injury. The severity of the injury is still unknown as of this moment.
Woodley said the following in an Instagram broadcast :
“A lot of questions about my hand and me not fighting June 29,” Woodley said. “I don’t know if they’re going to reschedule me and Robbie for a different date or if they’re going to actually get him a new opponent. But, I got to make sure I protect my hand. That’s where I make the money with. I have to be confident throwing my moneymaker, my right hand. I toughed it through the last fight, guys, a lot of f**king tape, a lot of avoidance. This time around I’ve got to be honest with myself.
“The gripping, the grabbing, the posting, the pushing off, the strength, the snapping – all of the above was a little bit more difficult. I’m going to make sure I put myself in position to be successful. At the end of the day, I got to get that belt back. I’ve got to put myself in the best position.”