Tyron Woodley will look to become the UFC welterweight champion on Saturday night at UFC 201 as he will challenge champion Robbie Lawler in the main event of the fight card coming from the Phillips Arena in Atlanta.
Woodley (15-3) enters this fight with back to back victories and he has won five of his seven fights in the UFC. Since the UFC announced that Woodley would be getting the next title shot, multiple UFC welterweights including Matt Brown have criticized the UFC giving Woodley this title shot and he addressed these critics during Friday’s edition of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV.
“Well Matt Brown has never beaten a top ten welterweight in his life so he should be thanking the powers that be that he is even in the top ten,” Woodley stated. “Rory MacDonald has already lost to Robbie Lawler two times and if anybody has any problem with it, where was there problem when Carlos Condit had fourteen months off for an injury he suffered when he fought me. Came back and fought the number twelve guy and fought for the world title.”
“So if they can answer those questions, then I will give them the time of day to answer that question,” he continued. “I won’t apologize for being in the position I am. I won’t apologize when I am the world champion because when I win that belt, nobody is going to verbally apologize to me. ‘Hey man, I said you weren’t deserving. I said you should not be in that position. I said that you were going to lose.’ No one is going to give me apologies so I will not apologize for being blessed and being in this situation.”
Check out Woodley’s complete interview from Inside MMA on AXS TV below.