“It Completely F**king Destroyed His Legacy” – Sean O’Malley Says Tyron Woodley Has Tarnished His Entire MMA Career

Published 12/23/2021, 6:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Sean O’Malley prepares to fight Thomas Almeida in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Tyron Woodley suffered his sixth consecutive professional loss on December 18. And according to Sean O’Malley, Woodley’s legacy took a hit after the latest defeat.

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‘The Chosen One’ went head-to-head with Jake Paul in a rematch from earlier this year. The first fight between the two was a close one, and many thought Woodley actually won the fight. So, when Tommy Fury backed out of the fight against Paul, and Woodley stepped in on short notice, everyone expected to see him finish the job.

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However, the rematch between the two, despite being a close one, was not the most entertaining, as both men didn’t throw many punches. That was till the fifth round.

Early in the sixth round, ‘The Problem Child‘ landed a brutal right hook to his opponent’s temple, which sent him crashing down to the canvas. Per ‘Suga’, the loss shattered Woodley’s legacy.

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He said, “I was watching them on my laptop with my eyes kind of shutting. It was the sixth round, getting closer to the end of the fight. It looked like it was probably gonna go all eight and it was a close fight. I didn’t really know who I had necessarily winning each round. But, out of f**king nowhere, (Paul) slept him bad.”

“Dude, it completely destroyed his f*****g legacy. That could affect Tyron Woodley big time, or he could just be completely unattached to that and still be happy. That’s a f*****g skill that you have to require,” he added.

Tyron Woodley will forever be an MMA legend

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Tyron Woodley has lost his last six professional fights. While four of them came in the UFC, the other two came at the hands of Jake Paul in boxing. However, all these losses shouldn’t take away all that he achieved prior to 2019.

The Chosen One‘, a former UFC welterweight champion, defended his title four times. At his best, he was one of the most dominant fighters in the world. He had a brilliant all-around game and had 7 wins via knockout and 5 via submission. Even if he decides to not fight again, MMA fans will remember him for his time in the UFC.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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