Despite his willingness to postpone surgery, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley ultimately decided to fix a bum shoulder earlier this month. It was a move that’s going to sideline “Chosen One” heading into 2018.
Luckily for the champ, surgery went down without a hitch, as Woodley’s shoulder was cleaned out and injected with stem cells (sounds like this guy). Now healthier and on his way back to the Octagon, the welterweight king issued a stern warning to the division during a recent video submission to UFC on FOX via PROcast (shown above).
“The surgery is complete,” Woodley explained. “All you little ‘Welterwiners’, bumpin’ your gums about wanting to fight me…you’re going to get your chance, and it might not be what you want. Sometimes you got to watch what you ask for.
“Surgery went well, to be honest, I’m excited I got it done. I was kind of sketchy on it, didn’t want to be down for too long. So they cleaned it out and injected your boy with stem cells.
I’ll be back pretty soon.”
As of now, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos seems to be the favorite to challenge Woodley next after destroying Robbie Lawler earlier this month. But with Colby Covington on the rise and Stephen Thompson taking aim at RDA, there are a few possible scenarios that could play out at 170 pounds entering the new year.
Either way, Woodley will be looking to defend his UFC welterweight title for the third-straight time (excluding his retention at UFC 205) and further climb the ladder as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.