Tyron Woodley Doesn’t Think Conor McGregor Will Ever Fight Again


The speculation about whether or not Conor McGregor would ever return to the UFC began as soon as he inked the deal to box Floyd Mayweather in the biggest money fight of his career. 

Reportedly making somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million for the fight, it would be easy for McGregor to simply walk away from a job that requires him to get punched in the face. 

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley believes that’s exactly what McGregor is going to do. After all, why would McGregor return to the Octagon, where, as lightweight champion, he would be expected to face the toughest fighters that the promotion has to offer?

Conor McGregor vs Tyron Woodley UFC 205 presser“I never thought he was coming back. I said it all along. When he go and fight for 60 to 110 million dollars, whatever in the middle he actually made. When you fight for that type of money. You’re gonna get him to come back and fight the match-ups that are most challenging to him? You’re not gonna do it,” Woodley said during a recent edition of his TMZ show “The Holloywood Beatdown.”

“(McGregor is going to) come back and fight me or Tony Ferguson or one of these guys that are not gonna be affected by all the trash talk? No, it’s not worth it.”

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Although fighting is the vehicle that propelled McGregor into the limelight, he has a penchant for remaining. Woodley believes that if McGregor doesn’t return to the cage, he could easily have a future career in Hollywood.

“His personality will transition well into film.”

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Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega Each Explain Why They’ll Win (UFC Fresno Preview)



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Alex Perez Wants to Make a Statement in UFC Debut

After nearly seven years and 20 fights, flyweight Alex Perez finally got his opportunity to get into the UFC, and he didn’t disappoint.

Facing Kevin Gray in Dana White’s Contender Series in August, Perez was able to pick up a first round submission win and earn a shot at the UFC.

“The opportunity came out of nowhere,” Perez told MMAWeekly.com. “I was getting ready for another fight, so I was already in shape. They called me and asked me if I wanted the spot, and I took it.

“For me it was like a last chance. I was on the other show Dana White has, Looking for a Fight, and I won my fight and dominated throughout (but wasn’t signed to a UFC contract) so I felt like this was my last chance to get in the UFC.”

Feeling he missed out on a previous chance to impress the UFC, Perez wasn’t going to come up short against Gray.

“Either I was getting knocked out or choked out, or (Gray) was getting knocked out or choked out,” said Perez. “I feel I did okay. I have a lot more to offer. The fight went my way. I got the finish three minutes into the fight, so I’m happy with my performance.”

Perez (18-4) will make his proper promotional debut against Carls John de Tomas (8-1) in a preliminary 125-pound bout at UFC Fight Night 123 on Saturday in Fresno, Calif.

“From what I know of him, he likes to throw, so he’ll come in with good hands and good stand-up, and they’ve told me he’s a good wrestler too, so I’m expecting a 15-minute battle,” Perez said of de Tomas. “If it isn’t (a battle) that’s great, if it is (a battle) that’s great too.

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“I want to make a statement in my first UFC fight. I’ve been in this sport a long time and have had a lot of fights, but I really want to make a statement in this fight.”

Now that he’s in the UFC, Perez is hoping to keep up a busy pace in 2018 and be ready to fight whenever the company has a bout for him.

“I want to take it fight by fight, but I want to stay active,” said Perez. “After my fight I’ll be back in my gym on Monday. Win or lose, I always want to get better.”

(Photo courtesy of Alex Perez)

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Eryk Anders Confident He’ll Remain Unbeaten Headed into UFC Fight Night 123

In three bouts in 2017, middleweight Eryk Anders has been able to keep the momentum going that he had built up over the course of his first two years in the sport.

With finishes in two of his three wins, Anders remained undefeated, having only gone to decision twice now in his career.

“I feel I’ve performed really well,” Anders told MMAWeekly.com. “I’ve gone out there and got finishes, except for that Brandon Allen fight, but he’s an up and comer, so… I made my break into the UFC in devastating fashion. I think 2018 is going to be even better than this.”

For Anders, having previously won a national championship as part of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, being in the kind of spotlight the UFC affords him is not out of the ordinary.

Eryk Anders at UFC on FOX 25“It’s business as usual,” said Anders. “I’m grateful for my opportunities, thankful for my opportunities, and now that I’m in there I’m looking forward to taking them out one by one and moving my way up.

“I think every fight I show improvement from the fight before that. From the Brandon Allen fight, I fought less than a month later and I think I showed a lot of development in my striking from the outside. That certainly gets better as time goes on, so expect 2018 to be my year.”

Anders (9-0) will look to cap off his year undefeated when he takes on Markus Perez (9-0) in a preliminary 185-pound bout at UFC Fight Night 123 on Saturday in Fresno, Calif.

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“I think he’s a tough, agile, guy,” Anders said of Perez. “He’s an athletic guy. He’s light on his feet, moves a lot, and is real slick on the ground. He definitely presents an issue, but I’m definitely confident in my ability to go out there and get the victory.”

Should Anders come out of his December 9 bout healthy, he’s eager to return to action in the early months of 2018, particularly near where he finished his high school years.

“I’d like to fight on that Austin card on February 18,” said Anders. “That’s 90 miles from my home town, so I’m looking to go back to the great state of Texas and perform for them once again.”

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