Tyron Woodley is targeting his return for just a few months from now.
The UFC welterweight champion is hoping to step back into the Octagon at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles, he told MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani on Wednesday.
With Fabricio Werdum recently flagged for a potential USADA violation, the UFC is currently working on having Mark Hunt as his replacement.
This week, the UFC’s debut event in Moscow briefly lost its headliner bout when Fabricio Werdum was forced to the sidelines due to a potential USADA violation. The company has taken quick action, as it is now close to finalizing a new main event.
USADA strikes again, this time at another former UFC heavyweight champion.
Fabricio Werdum is the latest fighter to fall into the USADA trap. The former heavyweight champion was sanctioned by the United States Anti-Doping Association based on an out-of-competition test, according to a press release from the UFC:
If he were to have a third fight against Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz prefers for it to be outside the UFC.
Early this month, rumblings about a possible third fight between retired UFC Hall-of-Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz began to resurface. More interestingly, it was reported to be backed up by long-time boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya, who apparently intends to start his own MMA promotion company.
Chuck Liddell’s long-time trainer John Hackleman is not too concerned about his fighter’s current health condition entering a possible comeback from retirement.
At 48 years of age, former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall-of-Fame inductee Chuck Liddell recently decided to come out of retirement. It is an idea that most observers are not being optimistic about.
Maybe it really is time to worry about the future of the UFC men’s flyweight division.
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman marked the UFC’s 14th event of 2018, and once again the men’s flyweight division was nowhere to be seen on the main card. In fact, the upcoming events suggest that’s not going to change any time soon.