Tyron Woodley Shuns Leon Edwards at UFC London: “When I go out of the country I wanna be on vacation”

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Tyron Woodley seeks to reclaim UFC gold, but fighting in London is not in the cards. In fact he claims that it won’t be anywhere other than the United States.

After Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards called out Tyron Woodley the pair have been linked to a number one contenders bout, the fight reportedly being targeted for UFC 246 in January, or perhaps if Edwards had his way at UFC London on March 21. Woodley has no an issue with fighting Edwards, although he does have an issue with being asked to fight in enemy territory.

“I’m ready to fight soon, man,” Tyron Woodley said on a recent live stream (via BJPenn.com). “They want me to fight in London. F*ck that, I’m not going all the way to London to fight. I’m the five-time world champion, I’m gonna fight f*cking here. January 18th, January 25th, February 8th, I wanna fight in the States. I don’t wanna go out of the country and fight. When I go out of the country I wanna be on vacation.”

Depending on who wins this Saturday night, Woodley could find himself back in the mix with a single victory. If Covington takes gold against Kamaru Usman, a fight between the pair could gain plenty of attention considering their long-standing rivalry.

Woodley is motivated to return to his former glory after his lopsided loss to Kamaru Usman back at UFC 235.

“I’m starving to get the strap and watching all this press conference sh*t is so corny and so tacky man,” Tyron Woodley said. “They’re making the belt look dumb so I gotta get back in there. Everybody thinks it’s something until they get in that pocket. They complain and they wanted me to be a champion in a different way, but I was a champion my way. Now you guys understand that it’s different. It’s different when you’re in the pocket. So much demand, so much sh*t you gotta do.”