Emil Meek Unwilling To Fight Tyron Woodley


Welterweight fighter Emil Meek is currently set to fight top 15 ranked welterweight Kamaru Usman next month at UFC 219.

Tyron Woodley is the current UFC Welterweight Champion and Meek says that the champ is the only welterweight he doesn’t want to fight.

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“I want to fight everybody in the top 15 except Tyron Woodley,” Meek said on The MMA Hour. “He’s going to kick you in the leg five times for five minutes, and just keep running away and throw that f*cking overhand. He’s going to kill the fight. No matter who he’s going to fight, he’s going to kill the fight.”

Woodley has been facing criticism recently for lackluster title bouts against Stephen Thompson at UFC 209 and Demian Maia at UFC 214.

No matter who stands across from him in the Octagon, the surging welterweight knows that he just wants to fight.

“I’m there to fight,” Meek said. “For myself. People say they fight for the audience and everything, but I fight for myself. I want to be in the Octagon and I want to fight. I think that’s the fun part about it. I don’t want to play games. I want to fight.”

UFC 219 takes place on Saturday, December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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