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Tyron Woodley In Line To Fight For Strikeforce Title, Says Scott Coker

While appearing on a recent episode of Radio, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker disclosed plans to hold a fight to crown a new Strikeforce welterweight champion. Among those in contention to fight for the title include Tyron Woodley.

Woodley, who meets Jordan Mein on January 7 at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine, will hold one of the two openings if he is victorious.

“Yeah, I think you have to look at it that way,” Coker said. “Tyron Woodley, he’s a product of our Challengers show, if you remember when we first discovered Tyron, and he’s proven to be an amazing fighter. To me, he definitely deserves a shot.”

Coker was unsure of a possible opponent for Woodley, though he mentioned maybe bringing in a newcomer to Strikeforce or pairing him with another current Strikeforce fighter. Coker is looking at a possible match in the summer to crown a new champion, as the title has been vacant since Nick Diaz signed with the UFC.

Woodley is a perfect 9-0 in his career, including a career-defining win over Paul Daley earlier this year.