‘The Choosey One’ Tyron Woodley Turns Down Fight With Hector Lombard

The UFC welterweight division is still a hotpot of talent, and Tyron Woodley got himself back in the mix with his quick knockout of Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 48. “The Chosen One” got himself thoroughly beaten by Rory MacDonald at UFC 174, and landed in Dana White’s bad books with that performance.

Now coming off that first round KO of “Stun Gun”, you’d think that Woodley would want to stay in the company’s good graces. His call out of Matt Brown was short lived when “The Immortal” stated he still wants to fight Carlos Condit. Another potential option is ATT team mate, and fellow welterweight stand out Hector Lombard. In fact, the UFC president actually offered Woodley a fight with “Sho Weather”. Check out what he said, via MMAMania.com:

“I called Woodley and said, ‘Here’s what your teammate just said, and he wants this fight bad.’ And he said, ‘He can say whatever he wants, he’s about him and he’s always been about him. This fight doesn’t work for me and my brand.’ He started telling me all the reasons why he doesn’t want this fight and I just said, ‘Whatever kid, whatever.’ He wants nothing to do with Hector. Hector wants this fight, Woodley does not.”

At this rate, it won’t only be Lombard who changes his nickname, as Woodley may soon be dubbed “The Choosey One”. I’m not quite sure what Woodley means by ‘it doesn’t work for my brand’. Perhaps we could translate that to ‘getting knocked out isn’t good for my title hopes’? Whatever the case, it seems that White is none too happy with “T-Wood” once again.

It’s one thing when two team mates don’t want to fight, but what is the case here? Lombard was happy to fight Woodley, and surely that will make training sessions slightly more awkward now. Should Woodley take the fight, or was his challenge to the lower ranked, and coming off a loss, Matt Brown more realistic?

I’ll keep you updated as this story evolves.



13 Comments

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    movescamp

    August 30, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Translation. He woops my ass in practice all the time.

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    Synyster

    August 30, 2014 at 9:12 am

    "this fight isnt good for my brand" but turning down fights and being called "the choosey one" is apparently lol

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    apocalypse123

    August 30, 2014 at 9:24 am

    After seeing how bad Rory outboxed him it's no wonder what Hector would do. Still, with all that physique where's the confidence?

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      ClosetCasey

      August 30, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      I've always felt people with physiques like that are lacking confidence. Working out religiously helps them cope with their insecurities. No offense Xperience.

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        Dabs

        August 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm

        That is one ignorant ass comment. People have that shape genetically. That isn't just from working out. Not everybody that lifts weights has the same physique you retard! Hahaha. GSP is another example. You are saying somebody that performs in front of millions and has a good family background lacks confidence because you're a puny pigeon chested geek who resents people that care to care about themselves (because you don't care about yourself). "LMAO" ;D

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    TheXperience

    August 30, 2014 at 9:37 am

    "Choosey" is smelling like a rotten pussy right now.. I HATE it when "fighters" are scared and try to be their own matchmaker. The UFC should just say YOU ARE FIGHTING SHO WEATHER!! end of story….

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      SpaceJam

      August 30, 2014 at 10:21 am

      If the match-up does happen, what Tyron said can only be a good thing for the fans, he got Hector Mad, Now Hector wants to beat his ass! Maybe Tyron can find the FIRE and bring some long awaited excitement and intensity back into the fight game!!! If Tyron want's to be Champion he better except every fucking fight the UFC puts in front of him, or his fan base will shrink quicker then Overeems nut sack after he cuts to 205.

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    jcren

    August 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I like Tyron and thought he was a legit contender….UNTIL NOW!!!!

    If he said…"No he is my teammate" I could have lived with that. But he went the "brand" route. WTF…last time I heard shit like that was when Shad sat out of waiting for a title fight. Dude lost some money on that.

    But this is even worse. A win over Lombard would put him next in line for a title shot. Calling out Matt Brown in my mind was picking on the easiest fight that was highest rank. Ellenberg is the only fight that sort of makes sense…but not sure how Tyron gets closer to the title with a win. This fight makes sense. Lawler sort of makes sense if Hendricks can't comeback in time.

    Either way…if he really thinks he is the best…he should take on EVERYONE.

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    jcren

    August 30, 2014 at 10:44 am

    The only think I can of that makes sense is that he is worried that he may have to break from his team. Or that if they split coaches then Hectors coaches would know him too well. Otherwise all street cred for Tyron has just gone away

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