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Tyron Woodley names the only fighter he would return to UFC to fight

Tyron Woodley has admitted that there is only one UFC fighter he would come back to face if he had the chance. Tyron Woodley was a top-notch fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship - and maybe in the whole of mixed martial arts - when he was at his peak.

He had a fighting style that allowed him to take on anyone, and he was the UFC welterweight champion. Sadly, he ended his UFC career on a low note, losing four consecutive fights before leaving the organization. He then switched to boxing, where he lost twice to YouTuber Jake Paul.

However, Woodley is not against a UFC comeback, as he revealed in a recent interview.

“The only thing that would make me return to the UFC, the only person I really want to beat up badly is Israel Adesanya,” Woodley said. "I don’t like him. Because he’s fake. He was never Israel Adesanya … how do I say this. I censor myself now.

“Israel Adesanya, on TMZ, they asked me who was the next big thing. I said, ‘I like this Israel kid. He’s kind of different but he has some flair, right? His own personality. He’s flashy but he’s also a good martial artist, so I think he’s the one to look out for,’” he continued. “This was when he just started, right? I already gave you respect.

"Then they asked me who I want to fight. Whoever’s at the top. So, you’re at the top, my brother. That’s a compliment. I never wanted to fight Nick or Nate [Diaz] or [Michael] Bisping or Conor [McGregor] or Georges [St-Pierre] because I thought they were weak, easy or lame. I thought they were the best. To be the best, you have to beat the best.”

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