Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was badly defeated and dominated by Gilbert Burns yesterday in UFC on ESPN 9 main event in Las Vegas.
“The Chosen One” is now on a two-fight losing streak and he looked pretty bad against the Brazilian who did everything better than Woodley.
This was Woodley return to the Octagon since he lost the welterweight belt last year when Kamaru Usman also dominated him.
“Durinho” managed to drop Woodley several times during the five rounds and he was controlling him on the ground also. Shortly following the conclusion of tonight’s event Tyron Woodley took to Instagram to address his fans.
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“What’s up people. Like I said, you just can’t get on the camera when you win, you have to get on the camera when you lose too, and umm I felt good. I don’t have no excuses,” Woodley explained. “I felt good and I trained hard. I was in great shape. I felt like I did everything right. Everything felt good from the walkout to the stretch and every single thing about the fight. I looked (Gilbert Burns) in the eyes yesterday and I knew he was going to be ready to fight. I thought that was good. He did a good job of you know keeping the distance and not coming into shots. And I just felt like I was reaching so I don’t have any excuses. I will hold my head high. A lot of mother f*ckers would have let somebody finish them off at that moment but I didn’t give up. I was just thinking about everything going on right now and all those people protesting and fighting for something good. So I was like ‘I just can’t give up in here’ and I never really gave up.”
Tyron Woodley admitted that despite being dropped twice, he still hoped he might win the fight.
“I hoped I was going to win the fight, to be honest. I know the first round started off rough. I don’t know how that mother f*cker elbowed me. I know he kicked me in my damn leg and that thing hasn’t been right since. I don’t know what he hit me with on the feet if it was an elbow or what. You mother f*ckers saw it but whatever. He kicked me in my damn leg and then ever since then that thing was just not right. I could not get a rhythm going. So injury wise I think I am fine. I’ve got a nice little cut that you can’t see because I’ve got the best plastic surgeon dude on earth Dr. Greg, who hooked me up with some stitches. So I got like 3,000 stitches in my eye. Because that thing was split wide open. But yea my leg, that mother f*cker look like I got a watermelon inside my skin. So I just wanted to come and face you guys. I don’t understand all of this, but I just know that I have to trust God.”