Jake Shields might be looking for a knockout win over Tyron Woodley, but “The Chosen One” doesn’t think there’s enough power behind his punch.
“He can talk about knocking people out, but I don’t know if he’s ever even punched anybody and made them say ouch before,” said Woodley on Sherdog Radio. “I think he is fooling himself if he thinks I’m buying into that. He’s going to try to take me down. He’s going to try to submit me. That’s the one way he can win and I have 10 ways I can win.”
It’s been a few years since Shields has been able to finish anyone. He returns from a suspension in August of last year.
Woodley made quick work of Jay Hieron in his UFC debut in February. It improved the former Strikeforce star to 11-1.
The preliminary part of UFC 161 is headlined with Shields vs. Woodley. It’s June 15 from the MTS Centre in Canada.