UFC 171 Quick Quote: Tyron Woodley thinks he earned title shot with win over Carlos Condit

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Although he won thanks to an injury suffered by his opponent, Tyron Woodley thinks he deserves a title shot.

"I think if I was fighting me and I was Condit, I would think to watch out for my right hand and watch out for my wrestling. I used that to make my game plan. I used some level changes to really attack him with some hard right hands. I hit him very hard, he felt it. I knew he wasn't going to go right away so I was just being patient and looking for the perfect opportunity to try to take him off. I was going to do that for three rounds straight and really test the chin of someone that everybody thinks couldn't get knocked out. For me, it was a good performance, and I feel like it was good enough to get a title shot."

When you look in the record books, for now and forever more, it will show that Tyron Woodley defeated Carlos Condit via TKO in the second round of their welterweight co-main event bout at last night's (Sat., Mar. 15, 2014) UFC 171: "Hendricks vs. Lawler" pay-per-view (PPV) from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Nothing will change that. However, perception is reality, and the perception is the win is somewhat cheap because, well, it came by way of injury. Yes, Woodley won the fight but he did so thanks to Condit tweaking his knee while getting taken down, then having it buckle on him when he twisted it wrong after taking a leg kick (see the highlights here). Despite this, Woodley believes that not only did he put in a strong performance -- to be fair, he was winning the fight on the scorecards before the finish -- but he should be given a title shot at 170-pounds on the strength of it. Because, really, who else is it going to go to? Nick Diaz?

For more on Woodley vs. Condit click here, and for complete UFC 171 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

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