Tyron Woodley Speaks On UFC Vegas 11 Loss To Colby Covington
Tyron Woodley was quick to speak on his UFC Vegas 11 defeat.
Woodley fought Colby Covington in a grudge match that fight fans had been waiting for since 2018. The two headlined UFC Vegas 11 inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the final round, Covington scored a takedown and something went wrong as Woodley tried to maneuver. The former UFC Welterweight Champion yelled out in pain and the fight was stopped. Woodley suffered a broken rib.
During an Instagram video, Woodley addressed his loss to Covington (via MMAFighting.com).
“I appreciate you guys – love you guys,” Woodley said during the video. “It didn’t go the way I wanted guys. Last person I wanted to lose to.
“I don’t know what the f**k happened. It happened. Gotta dust it off, shake the sh*t off and find a way.”
Woodley has now suffered three losses in a row. In that span, he’s lost to Covington, Gilbert Burns, and Kamaru Usman. His last victory was back on September 8, 2018. Woodley submitted Darren Till in his final successful UFC Welterweight Title defense.
UFC President Dana White has said that he hopes Woodley takes retirement into consideration. At the age of 38 and in the midst of a slump, some aren’t convinced that “The Chosen One” can get back to his glory days of being a champion.
Up to this point, Woodley has amassed a pro MMA record of 19-6-1. Along the way, he’s scored seven knockouts and five submissions. As mentioned, Woodley is also a former UFC titleholder.