Former two-time University of Missouri wrestling All American, Tyron Woodley, never needed those skills to claim the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight world title, flattening Robbie Lawler with a looping right hand and finishing off "Ruthless" with follow up strikes at UFC 201 three months ago.
It was a shocking outcome, one that apparently didn't go over well with a certain cross-section of awful humans. UFC didn't seemingly embrace his position atop the 170-pound mountain at first, either. Nonetheless, "Chosen One" has stayed the course and, if nothing else, should command a certain level of respect for stopping the "most ferocious" Welterweight in the game today in less than one round.
In that spirit, let's watch Woodley wreck Lawler once more because, well, it's a great highlight. And UFC is very stingy with its highlights and it will more than likely be gone faster than a toupee in a hurricane.
Of course, Woodley will attempt to defend his 170-pound strap for the first time ever against No. 1-ranked division contender Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 12, 2016. Perhaps by turning away "Wonderboy," the former collegiate wrestling standout can get the respect he deserves.