Tyron Woodley is Holding His “Head High”, Despite One-Sided Loss to Gilbert Burns
By FCF Staff
Although Tyron Woodley was badly outscored by Gilbert Burns at UFC Vegas, in what was pivotal fight, the former welterweight champ say he has no excuses.
Woodley was fighting for the first time since March, 2019, when he dropped a one-sided decision loss to Kamaru Usman. Leading up to UFC Vegas, Woodley repeatedly talked about how motivated he was to reclaim the welterweight belt. During the headliner, Woodley was clipped not long into the fight, and never managed to win one round.
After the crushing loss, Woodley had this to say about his performance, while talking on Instagram (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“I felt good,” Woodley said. “I have no excuses. I felt good. I train hard. I was in great shape. I felt like I did everything right. Everything felt good from the walkout to the stretch, to every single thing about the fight. I looked him in the eyes yesterday and knew he was going to be ready to fight. I thought that was good. He did a good job of keeping the distance (and) not coming at the shots. I felt like I was reaching. I don’t have no excuses, man. I’m going to hold my head high.”
“A lot of (expletives) would let somebody finish them off in that moment,” Woodley said. “I wasn’t going to (expletive) give up. I was just thinking about everybody right now who’s protesting and fighting for something good for Mr. Floyd’s family I’m like, ‘I just can’t give up in here.’ I never really gave up hope that I was going to win the fight, to be honest.”
The 38 year-old Woodley now carries a record of 19-5-1, following Saturday’s defeat.