Tyron Woodley Looking To Square Off With ‘The Immortal’

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Former Strikeforce title challenger Tyron Woodley got himself back to winning ways this weekend with a first round knockout over Dong Hyun Kim in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 48. Now, just a few days after his spectacular win, Woodley has expressed who he would like to fight next:

“A fight against Matt Brown seems most interesting,” Woodley told MMAFighting.com. “Fans want it. He has a ton of heart and is tough as nails.”

Brown, who most recently fought in July losing a unanimous decision to Robbie Lawler, is currently unbooked following his five-round war in San Jose. “T-Wood” thinks the fight makes sense given the current landscape of the welterweight division.

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“Really looking at the landscape of the division, this fight stood out first. Granted it’s one of the toughest fights, but it’s a good match-up, people love him, he was a fight away from a title shot, ranked fifth, and fans would flip. I feel like he will bring the best out of me and test my limits. I respect him as a fighter and feel fighting him makes the most since for my career.”

If he was able to pull off a win over “The Immortal”, Woodley would no doubt shoot himself back into title contention. Keeping that in mind, “The Chosen One” said if the fight happened; he would like it to be a co-main event on the same card as the Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler rematch.

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“I would also like to do this whenever they have Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 2 and have it be the co-main event. That way there isn’t a stagger on when we all compete and run into the problem of people already being paired up, injured, or a won-loss formula doesn’t work.

“Plus, having the title bout after my fight has always made me send a message that I’m coming for you. I’ll get up for this one.”

Woodley vs. Brown is a great match up but with “The Immortal” coming off a loss it’s unlikely the UFC would pair the two up. However, with the rest of the division either booked to fight or injured the UFC might not have another option.