Former Final Preventing Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Tyron Woodley spent the final 12 months dwelling on his UFC 235 loss to Kamaru Usman. As well as, “The Chosen One” has been listening to blended martial arts (MMA) followers (and fighters) making enjoyable of his corny rap movies.

No higher technique to shut everybody up than by starching Gilbert Burns.

That’s most likely why longtime welterweight contender Stephen Thompson, who went 10 rounds with the previous champ in a pair of 170-pound title fights, is choosing Woodley to win the upcoming UFC Battle Evening most important occasion on Might 30, an occasion that’s nonetheless finalizing its location.

“I believe it’s a greater battle for Tyron, for positive,” Thompson instructed MMA Loopy. “I believe Tyron’s acquired the higher hanging, I believe he’s acquired the heavier palms. I believe Tyron’s gonna go on the market and piece him up, as a result of the man is re-motivated. I noticed him throughout his final camp and I truly chatted with him and we did an Instagram Dwell collectively and the man is motivated. That’s a man I might not need to rise up in opposition to on this subsequent up-and-coming battle.”

Previous to surrendering his strap to Usman, Woodley (19-4-1) put collectively a torrid 8-1-1 streak that included finishes over Robbie Lawler and Darren Until, simply to call just a few. Burns has been no slouch himself, rattling off 5 straight wins, together with his technical knockout victory over Demian Maia final March.

The winner is predicted to high a really brief listing of welterweight title contenders.

As for Thompson, he’s again within the win column after out-striking Vicente Luque at UFC 244 final November in New York. The 37 year-old “Wonderboy” is nonetheless ranked within the division Prime 5 and will see both Woodley or Burns someplace within the close to future, relying on how that battle shakes out.