Tyron Woodley Details Hand Injury Suffered At UFC 228

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight
king Tyron
recently opened up on the details of the hand injury he
sustained at UFC 228, which ultimately forced him out of a
potential title defense against Colby
at UFC 230 in New York.

Woodley recently underwent surgery to repair his right hand and was
featured on an episode of The Hollywood Beatdown direct
from his doctor’s office as they splinted his injured right

”It’s the CMC joint, I dislocated my thumb in the [Darren Till]
fight,” Woodley explained. “I did it in the first round and then I
actually tore ligaments there. At the end of the first round I
punched and hit the back of his head. And then the second round, I
started elbowing and punching and then I got on top and the coach
was like ‘Hook punch him!’ So I started doing what we call the hook
punch and my hand started hurting.”

”I was like ‘Aw that doesn’t feel good, let me elbow this
motherf**ker. So that’s what I started doing. And at the end of the
fight I just saw my thumb just poking out. My natural reaction was
to push it back down. I pushed it down, ooh, I’m like ‘I broke it.
Wow this is crazy. I’m probably going to have to get pins, this is
probably displaced.’ Then it popped up again, I pushed it back
down, it made a noise like light bulbs cracking in my hand.”

Woodley said the pain he felt when during the procedure to correct
his wrist was extreme. ”I ain’t never wanted to fight no doctor so
bad in my life,” he said. “When he injected me it was at about a 15
out of 10. I’m trying to keep it together cuz I don’t want to be no
punk ass b*tch.”

“The Chosen One” said he’ll most likely return in January in a much
hyped title defense against Covington.

”I got 6 to 8 weeks, [doctors] said,” Woodley said. “In two weeks I
can move it around, 6 to 8 I should be training full, he doesn’t
want me to fight before 6 to 8 weeks. Obviously I have to do a full
training camp as well, so probably January. Most likely [against
Covington], unless they want me to fight somebody else. Anybody can
get it right now, to be honest.”

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