Tyron Woodley Talks UFC 161 Fight Against Jake Shields

Jeremy BotterMMA Senior WriterMay 29, 2013

Former Strikeforce welterweight contender Tyron Woodley made quite the splash in his UFC debut at UFC 156.

Facing veteran opponent Jay Hieron, Woodley knew he needed a dominant result to impress the Zuffa brass and let them know that he was ready to face top-tier contenders. Thirty-six seconds into the fight, Woodley got the result he wanted when he flattened Hieron and scored the TKO win.

For his next trick, Woodley will face off against Jake Shields at UFC 161. Bleacher Report recently had the opportunity to sit down with Woodley and discuss how he matches up with Shields, his thrilling Strikeforce fight against Nate Marquardt and more.

Check out the interview above.