UFC 205: Tyron Woodley Was “Confused, Heartbroken” After Decision Mix-Up
By FCF Staff
Tyron Woodley remains the UFC’s welterweight champ, but it’s not surprising to hear that the fighter was upset by what transpired at UFC 205.
After Woodley battled Stephen Thompson for five rounds on Saturday night, it was initially announced that he had defeated the contender by split decision. But, several moments later, it was confirmed that as the judge’s scores indicated, the bout was in fact a majority draw.
Recently the accomplished wrestler appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and Woodley relayed the following, while reflecting on the mix-up (quote via MMA Mania):
“If fans only knew what we have to go through as competitors, athletes. It’s not always the same book, it’s not always the same set of rules for everybody. If you knew what I had to do to be at that point, to be focused and win that fight, and feel like you won that fight. A draw, I could have lost. One judge could’ve said it wasn’t a 10-8 round, and I could’ve been walking away without my belt.
“I was just confused, heartbroken, I thought I won,” Woodley continued. “The draw at that moment felt like a loss because I thought I won. Not putting it on anybody, but I thought individuals in general didn’t want to see me win and they were trying to do everything to take my moment from me.”
Woodley won the 170 title in July by knocking out Robbie Lawler in the opening round.