Tyron Woodley is the current UFC Welterweight Champion. He is also preparing to face Stephen Thompson in a rematch at UFC 209. Woodley also aspires to be in the UFC Hall Of Fame, and thinks he's well on his way to being there.
“Certain fights that I think solidify my legacy – obviously fighting ‘Wonderboy’ again, maybe fighting Robbie Lawler again, and fighting one of the Diaz brothers, maybe Conor, maybe Bisping, and definitely Georges St-Pierre,” Woodley told MMA Junkie. “If I can sustain victories over those guys, I’m 100 percent a (UFC) Hall of Famer. I knew the fight against ‘Wonderboy’ would take place; I didn’t know that it was important to necessarily run it immediately right back.”
Woodley also talked about his game plan in his first fight with Thompson at UFC 205, a bout that ended via majority draw. Woodley initially thought he won the fight, but a scoring and announcing snafu changed all of that.
“Some of the tactics I used in the fight weren’t really part of the game plan,” Woodley said. “The game plan that we had wasn’t really executed. I went out there and fought well. I had great moments in the fight. He had great moments in the fight. There’s things that I planned on doing that I didn’t do, so I can now bring those things into the game plan. I also get to continue to expand upon that performance.”
UFC 209 takes place on Saturday, February 11 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Woodley-Thomas rematch is the main event.