UFC welterweight winner Kamaru Usman is fearful he may possibly be drinking that Tyron Woodley Kool-Support all over again, which has me certain “The Nigerian Nightmare” is way too young to recall Jonestown, wherever fruit-flavored sugar h2o served a car for mass suicide.
“The one particular matter that I really feel like I’m becoming pulled in yet again is Tyron is offering me this ‘I’m back, I’m back again, I’m back again,’” Usman claimed in the wake of last weekend’s UFC Vegas 9 struggle card. “So I’m beginning to drink the Kool-Assist once more. Probably the Tyron Woodley of previous is again.”
Even with two straight losses in which Woodley seemed extra frozen than “Chosen,” the former 170-pound titleholder insists he’s in a new place both bodily and mentally in time for his Colby Covington main function later on this month in “Sin Town.”
“As far as style matchups, I imagine this is likely one particular of the worst stylistic matchups for him just after coming off again-to-back again fights with fellas that adore sort of stress him,” Usman explained (by using MMA Battling). “Guys that can grapple as perfectly and guys that sort of throw some volume.”
Woodley (19-5-1), who turned 38 back in April, dropped his strap to Usman in the UFC 235 co-most important event back in early 2019, then turned in a likewise uninspired efficiency towards Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN 9 around a single 12 months later.
“On the flipside, this is a incredible matchup for Tyron Woodley since Tyron Woodley is a specialist when it will come to dealing with southpaws,” Usman said. “He is aware how to angle off, to kind of guideline them into that large proper hand that he has.”
Woodley and Covington headline UFC Vegas 11 on Sept. 19 at APEX.