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Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020

Tyron Woodley is “Not Giving up”, Following Third Straight Defeat

Tyron Woodley (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Although Tyron Woodley is coming off three straight, one-sided defeats, and will turn 39 next spring, the former UFC champ says he’s not retiring.

Woodley faced longtime rival Colby Covington at UFC Vegas 11 this past Saturday, and was stopped in round five, due to a rib injury. Due to Woodley’s recent setbacks and age, speculation about his fighting future has been making the rounds.

But, during a post-fight Instagram stream, the former welterweight champ reportedly said this (quotes via MMA Fighting).

“I’m not retiring – I’m not giving it up,” Woodley said. “I’m not switching all my coaches up. I’m not changing the continent I live on. I’m not doing all that.

“Some sh*t didn’t happen and guess what? I don’t know why it didn’t happen. I did everything to make it happen. Now we just take a deep breath and see what’s next.”

While talking to the media following UFC Vegas 11, however, UFC President Dana White opined Woodley should consider retiring.

“I think that he should start thinking about hanging it up. He’s had a great career, he’s had a great run. He’s made money.”

Woodley currently holds a record of 19-6-1.


posted by FCF Staff @ 10:02 am
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