Tyron Woodley: “People in the welterweight division need to know I’m here.”

Tyron Woodley v Jay Hieron - UFC 156Welterweight Tyron Woodley announced his presence in the UFC with a resounding boom this past Saturday night when he handed Jay Hieron his first finish in more than five years, knocking “The Thoroughbred” out less than a minute into their match-up at UFC 156. Prior to the victory Woodley had won all of his fights but one including victories over Paul Daley, Jordan Mein, and Tarec Saffiedine.

With an impressive showing in his UFC debut, Woodley is ready to move on to bigger and better things including opponents in the upper-echelon of the weight-class.

“People in the welterweight division need to know I’m here,” explained Woodley to Fuel TV shortly after beating Hieron. “I’ve never really thought about just making it to the UFC. In my mind, it was an inevitable process. I was gonna be in ‘the show’ and my goal is to be #1. I wanna fight, chop down that ladder. I would like one of the Top 5 guys and get myself in the running.”

The 11-1 Woodley is a wrestler by trade with power and a solid submission attack. Seven of his wins have involved a stoppage.

The full interview with Woodley can be viewed below:

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7 COMMENTS
  • fanoftna33 says:

    Love watching Woodley fight, although it is to early to tell how good he will become, right now he is going to be a handful for anybody in the top 10 at WW. In 2 years he is either champ or top 3.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    he looked like a huge WW on saturday i thought, wonder how long he can cut it there?

    awesome KO, dont remember seeing Heiron even dropped in a fight for years (not that i rate Heiron, he’s an overwhelming under performer)

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  • stone says:

    Give’em Thiago Alvez next

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    He looks huge but he is only 5’9 so he is on the shorter end of the 170 guys. hell he is shorter than a lot of the LW guys.

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  • MCM says:

    Woodley vs. Kos or Mike Pierce.

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  • joe mo mma says:

    Tyron vs Alvez or Kampman would be nice to watch.. also, the winner of the Kos vs. Lawler fight would be great too.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    please not Mike Pierce, that guys a passion killer.
    i’d like to see him fight Fitch now, or yes, winner of Kos/Lawler

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