Woodley is set to face Burns in the main event on May 23.
Woodley later told Ariel Helwani that he is leaning towards accepting a fight against Burns who’s coming off the biggest win of his career. The Brazilian knocked out BJJ wizard Demian Maia at UFC Brasilia in March. Helwani broke the news on Twitter, he wrote.
“Spoke to Tyron Woodley today. He said he’s leaning towards accepting a main event fight against Gilbert Burns on May 23. Fight isn’t signed yet but it’s looking good at the moment, he said. “I waited as long I could for Colby,” he said. “But he doesn’t want it, so I’m moving on.””