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Tyron Woodley Hopes To Return In August

May 24, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Lambert
Tyron Woodley

– Former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley is shooting for an August return after dealing with a hand injury. Woodley was originally scheduled to face Robbie Lawler on June 29 but had to withdraw due to the injury.

“The hand specialist looked at the x-ray and the MRI and said I have chronic arthritis in my joint (in my thumb). There are three joints that allow me to grab and grip. One has chronic arthritis and (another) has severe arthritis,” said on TMZ (via MMA Weekly““The temporary fix is to rehab it. Get it stronger. Get the flexibility to where we can actually start to grab and grip. And then, ten days before the fight, try to do a cortisone shot. So, I have the UFC checking on dates in cities, states, that actually allow you to have a cortisone shot.”

Woodley is targeting the Aug. 17 card in Anaheim for his return.

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