UFC Fight Night 176 a month ago featured a pivotal main event as former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley took on Gilbert Burns.
‘The Chosen One’ made his much anticipated return after almost 15 months of hiatus. However his home coming was spoiled as he suffered a lopsided unanimous decision loss. He got dropped twice and was dominated on the ground. He lost all five rounds on each of judges’ scorecards with two judges scoring a 10-8 round against him.
However going back to drawing board, a rejuvenated Woodley has already started plotting his blueprint back to redemption. He took to Instagram to reveal his plan.
“I want to fight two more times this year. So we are right now in June. I feel like if I can get one on the books sometime in the near future then it still leaves me with November or December to fight again. I want to fight two more times this year. I want to just really knock out some fights. I’m excited about it. I’m ready to get back in there and get after it.”
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Ideally it won’t be difficult to find an opponent for a former champion still ranked in top 5. However Woodley believes this two-fight skid refrains himself from calling somebody out.
“I can’t think of anybody off the top of my head like, ‘Oh, let me fight this motherf*cker,’” Woodley said. “If you lose a fight you don’t be coming out of the gate like, you ain’t really in a position to call anybody out. You kind of just got to take a seat, sit down, be humble, get back on the grind, get ready to beat somebody up. But you don’t really get to call the shots like that, at least I don’t think you should. Some people do. You know you who are.”