What Is Tyron Woodley’s Fighting Future?
Tyron Woodley has updated fight fans on his future.
Woodley did battle with Colby Covington in the main event of UFC Vegas 11 this past Saturday, September 19. In the final round, Woodley was taken down and worked to get his way back up. Unfortunately for “The Chosen One,” he ended up suffering a broken rib which ended the fight.
UFC President Dana White told reporters after the fight that he hopes Woodley takes retirement into consideration. Speaking to his fans during a live stream on Instagram, Woodley said he will not be hanging up his gloves at this time (via MMAFighting.com).
“I’m not retiring – I’m not giving it up. I’m not switching all my coaches up. I’m not changing the continent I live on. I’m not doing all that. Some sh*t didn’t happen and guess what? I don’t know why it didn’t happen. I did everything to make it happen. Now we just take a deep breath and see what’s next.”
Woodley is on a three-fight skid. In that span, he’s lost to Covington, Gilbert Burns, and Kamaru Usman. It’s a rough stretch for Woodley as he had been the UFC Welterweight Champion. At the age of 38, time isn’t on “The Chosen One’s” side as far as a return to title contention is concerned.
Woodley’s last victory was back on September 8, 2018. He submitted Darren Till to successfully retain the UFC Welterweight Title. After the fight, Woodley’s coach, Din Thomas, gave him his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt in an emotional moment captured in the UFC’s The Thrill and the Agony series.