Tyron Woodley isn’t buying the notion of Robbie Lawler-Matt Brown being the No. 1 contender fight in the UFC’s welterweight division.
Woodley, who meets Rory MacDonald tonight in the co-main event of UFC 174, feels that – despite Dana White’s confirmation otherwise – he can still secure the next fight with Johny Hendricks.
“I think the best performance is going to get a title shot,” said Woodley, during a recent interview on MMAjunkie.com Radio. “My goal is really to focus on beating Rory MacDonald in a dominant fashion. Everything else, whether they give me a shot or not, I’m eventually going to win the world title; I’m going to be in the title picture.”
Woodley (13-2) has picked up two straight wins, including a March TKO victory over former interim champion Carlos Condit. Prior to that, he stopped Josh Koscheck, a former title contender, in the first round.
“I think they’re trying to put a fire underneath me, underneath Rory, underneath Robbie and Matt,” Woodley said. “I don’t think anybody is getting awarded anything. This is the UFC. You don’t think they can switch that and change the promos on the spot? I think it’s performance-based.”
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