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Tyron Woodley announced today on Sirius XM that he partially tore the labrum of his left shoulder. He also tore it a long time ago, but didn’t have insurance, so he wasn’t able to take care of it properly at that time. (looking at your bill, Bernie Sanders)
Now that there isn’t a clear-cut number one contender, he says he is going to take time off to try to get it rehabilitated.
Obviously, if I can avoid going under the knife, I obviously want to try to do that. So that’s my option right now. I tore my left labrum in 2008. At that time, I wasn’t really financially set up to go out and get PRP and stem cell, and I didn’t have insurance at that time, so my options were really limited. I had to wait like two or three years to get it done because I didn’t have insurance. Long story short, it’s gonna be a minute before I’m out in the Octagon, which almost works to the division’s credit because the deck needs to be shuffled a little bit more. There’s no real and true clear-cut number one contender right now, and once these fights take place and these guys get out there and compete, doing a training camp and fight, the world champ will just be getting back in the mix. So it’s perfect timing.
He wants to avoid surgery, if possible. When Cody Garbrandt needed work done on his back recently, the UFC sent him to Germany to work with top specialists. Woodley said the UFC called him today as well. He also opened up on the current status with volatile UFC president Dana White, who heavily criticized his last performance. In response, Woodley promised to reveal some dirt he had on Dana White unless he got an apology. Woodley says they’ve worked through that.
As the young kids say, we’re Gucci right now.
You can hear the interview below:
.@TWooodley tells @RJcliffordMMA & @OfficialAJHawk that he has a partial labrum tear/will take his time to come back https://t.co/TY3DRoQcgi— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) September 13, 2017
I’m not that into the main event, but I’ll watch this whole card with pleasure.
UFC 217 so far:— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) September 12, 2017
Bisping vs. GSP
Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw
Jedrzejczyk vs. Namajunas
Thompson vs. Masvidal
Hendricks vs. Borrachinha
This is actually a pretty deep card as well. Its just light on name value at the top, but it will be fun to watch.
This UFC 216 PPV is uhhhh.. welll... at least Duquesnoy, Lando, and Bibulatov are on the prelims? pic.twitter.com/ixyFQbQii7— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 12, 2017
When it rains it pours baby #pain #blood #bone #ouch
Maybe I should have warned you about that one.
According to his trainer, Gennady Golovkin was running in California when he came across a brown bear. Wisely, the bear decided not to mess with Golovkin. At least, that’s how his trainer told it.
Gennady Golovkin comes through unscathed after encounter with a brown bear in California https://t.co/fY0bsz56Y8— Telegraph Sport (@TelegraphSport) September 12, 2017
Everyone who saw the headline had one question:
Is the bear ok? https://t.co/O8w4dJYRwL— Rian Scalia (@rian5ca) September 12, 2017
Canelo looking ready for the Russian bear-killer.
Canelo perfecting his left hook to the body #CaneloGGG #CaneloGolovkin pic.twitter.com/c9jmy8XXpy— EditinKing Boxing (@EditinKing) September 12, 2017
Bisping turning up the trash talk on George St. Pierre. What’s up with GSP and pre-fight altercations in elevator lobbies anyway?
Would I ever love to see those sparring sessions
Thomas Almeida & Featherweight Champ @CrisCyborg getting some training in at @PhuketTopTeam : @ThomasalmeidaCB #UFC #MMA #WMMA pic.twitter.com/ohn65WIFnm— Farah Hannoun (@Farah_Hannoun) September 13, 2017
Cyborg doesn’t like Megan Anderson for some reason
Long hair fighter girl problems... #AllTheKnots #MindOfItsOwn #BirdsNest pic.twitter.com/NwIpKf0nLI— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) September 13, 2017
Elias Theodorou is out to share his sponsorship monies
Interesting— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) September 13, 2017
Ronda Rousey, painful acting notwithstanding, has a future in the WWE.
Ronda Rousey has arrived to the #MaeYoungClassic red carpet. pic.twitter.com/VPX5UqLbD5— Heidi Fang (@HeidiFang) September 12, 2017
@RondaRousey at #SmackdownLive in vegas. Crowd chanting "we want Ronda" @arielhelwani @ZPGIFs @MMAjunkie pic.twitter.com/LoObZEqpM9— Jimmy Tango (@DarthBud) September 13, 2017
Keep Tony Ferguson Weird should be a T-shirt, right?
"There Is No Spoon" Matrix Training In Big Bear @pursuefitness #teampursue @Sean_Does_Strength Good Call Feeling Strong #TonyFergusonMMA pic.twitter.com/Vq5PYgKUhR— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) September 12, 2017
Combat Sports this weekend
Live Combat Sport Schedule: 9/15 - 9/18— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 12, 2017
Link: https://t.co/4ABohyTVmp pic.twitter.com/fPkoNmVK8D
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Anyone else stoked to hear about Joanna Violence vs. Thug Rose?
#UFC217 pic.twitter.com/KAHOYqAu5o— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) September 12, 2017
Did you miss this on the weekend?
Faceplant KO !— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) September 10, 2017
Alexandre Cidade KOs Joel Tigre (Aspera) pic.twitter.com/jOX6mla0aO
This one is from a little further in the past
A PRIDE classic: @philbaroni vs Minowa (Bushido 7) #PrideNeverDie pic.twitter.com/Utv8G6FNDn— Cerebral Hunter (@Delisketo) September 12, 2017
Podcasts and Video
Flyin Brian J breaks down UFC: Pittsburgh’s main event
Free fight! This was a fun night.
This fight was not so fun. Please don’t waste your time watching this.
If you didn’t listen to me and subjected yourself to the above fight, watch this to cleanse your pallet.
Good Reads and Quick Hits
- Y’all heard about the one about Jon Jones and the B-sample? It goes like this...
- Pettis says Nate Diaz ain’t shit, reminding me I did still want to see those two fight. Maybe after the McGregor trilogy.
- Oh yeah, Jedrzejczyk vs. Namajunas got added to UFC 217. In case you missed it, that card is due for the extremest violence since UFC 189... or UFC 206 at the very least.
- This is far too reasonable for combat sports- Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir says Gustafsson would be stupid to fight him
Y’all saw that Ted Cruz “liked” a porn video from his Twitter, right? Well...
The actress in the Ted Cruz porn video retweeted this. I'm done for today! pic.twitter.com/Whi4y2erRG— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) September 12, 2017
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