Spawned by the Disorderly Conduct outfit in Omaha, Nebraska, "Lionheart" last competed at UFC Fight Night 138, where he submitted Volkan Oezdemir with a third-round rear-naked choke.
"I don't have to do as many title fights as he did to prove that", Woodley said.
"I have never had someone talk to me while I'm hitting them, it was wonderful, this guy is so durable, he's like the Terminator". This was one year after the originally planned rematch was scrapped on days' notice after Jones tested positive for clomiphene and letrozole. The 34-year-old Askren made a decision to answer. He's been stirring the pot with all the UFC fighters since he entered the promotion after being traded from ONE Championship for Demetrious Johnson.
Askren is at peace with this development, too.
"I think that every matchup is different", Smith said.
"He did recognise me for doing that so he was happy about that", he added. "I think a lot of people tuned-in thinking I was going to lose that fight, so I need my opponents to sell fights".
"I'm going after the middleweight belt".
Askren traveled a long way from suburban Milwaukee to the Vegas lights. In addition, Usman is on a 13-fight win streak and has not lost since 2013. I still can't believe the UFC on ESPN. Although Smith had won three consecutive fights, he was a heavy underdog at the Vegas sports books, but Jones emerged with respect for Smith's fighting spirit.
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That's why he's just going to enjoy the moment and then await the next opponent that the UFC decides to throw at him. After doping suspensions and other woes limited Jones to just two fights in a almost four-year stretch of his prime, he returned to the cage at UFC 235 just nine weeks after beating Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 last December to reclaim his belt. There's way to handle things and this one felt way off.
Everything changed a year ago when White and ONE Championship boss Chatri Sityodtong put together an unprecedented MMA trade. Even so, he thinks he has more left in the tank.
"I remember it like it was yesterday", said the man who was born in Benin City in Nigeria's south. "I had just got into the sport, I didn't know much".
Now the spectacular striker faces wily grappler and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Cirkunov at UFC 235 this weekend looking to make it three spectacular wins in a row. Askren still hasn't talked to White at any length since the move. "But I want to win it, I don't want to steal it".
Askren has changed during his decade in the game. And I know a great start to that is staying in the gym.
As Smith struggled to his feet following a pummelling, Jones kneed him to the head while still on the ground.