In his second straight loss, Tyron Woodley lost out to Gilbert Burns in a lopsided fight at UFC Las Vegas.
However, while many believed that a loss might cause Woodley to hand up the gloves, he’s taking the loss in quite a high-spirited stride!
He took to his Instagram account for a Live video as soon as he exited the arena and entered his vehicle. At the beginning of the video he said,
“What’s up people? I gotta say, you can’t just get in the camera when you win. You gotta get on the camera when you lose, too. I felt good. I have no excuse, I trained hard. And I was in great shape. I felt like I did everything right. Everything felt right, from the walkout to the stretch. Every single thing about the fight.”
Woodley started out by admitting that he has no excuses for the loss, thus displaying warrior spirit. He further expressed that Gilbert Burns did a great job.
“I looked him [Burns] in the eyes yesterday. I knew he was gonna be ready to fight, which I thought was good. He did a good job of keeping the distance. Not coming into shots.”
Carrying on with the interview, Woodley said that he did what he had to. He is holding his head up high, as in these grave times, it is important not to give up.
Moreover, the former champion didn’t really seem abashed about his loss at all. He said,
“I got a weird peace for someone that just got their a** whooped. I don’t know why I’m at peace. Gilbert did his thing. At the end of the day, it wasn’t a situation like the Usman fight, where I felt I wasn’t there. I was there, I was present, I was responding and I heard what my coaches were saying. I just couldn’t get my hands on him.”
The former Welterweight titleholder is looking forward to fighting again. Meanwhile, Gilbert Burns is looking for a fight with fellow teammate, Kamaru Usman, for the title.
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