Tyron Woodley succumbed to his third straight loss inside the octagon as he suffered a brutal stoppage loss against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC Vegas 11. In what appears to be a major rib injury, Woodley screamed in pain in the fifth round while going for a guillotine with Covington on the top, as the referee stepped in to stop the fight.
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In the post-fight press conference, Dana White shared his thoughts on the match-up and felt that Tyron Woodley did not show up tonight. Covington put up a dominant performance against the former Champion. White claimed that Woodley vs Covington had the potential to be similar to the five rounds of war between Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington back at UFC 245.
“Usman vs Colby is one of the best fights I have ever seen. This fight that had kind of potential if that Woodley showed up. He didn’t.” White also speaks about the injury, “His ribs. Something happened to his ribs. It’s a rib injury.”
Tyron Woodley suffers a brutal rib injury against Colby Covington at UFC Vegas 11
While there have been no details about Tyron Woodley’s injury, it remains to be seen where the former Champion will go from here. Tyron Woodley has not looked the same ever since his lopsided unanimous decision loss to Kamaru Usman where he dropped the Welterweight title. Dana White shared his thoughts on Woodley’s future and stated that he feels that the time has come for Woodley to hang his gloves. White stated.
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“I think that he should start thinking about hanging it up. He’s had a great career, great run, he’s made great money.” Dana White stated. Colby Covington dominated the former Champion until the stoppage victory, landing more than 100 shots compared to two strikes from Woodley in the fourth round. Covington was able to mix his striking and wrestling against someone like Woodley, and stuck to his words by picking up a stoppage victory over Tyron Woodley.