Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was working his second job as analyst for last night’s (Sat., Dec. 16, 2017) UFC on FOX 26 event, which featured a No. 1 contenders fight for his strap between Rafael dos Anjos and Robbie Lawler.
“The Chosen One” wasn’t impressed with what he saw.
After Rafael picked up a dominant win over “Ruthless,” Woodley says he saw plenty of openings, low fighting IQ and had it been him in there against either of them, they would have been seeing stars. Check out Woodley’s review of the fight during the UFC on FOX Sports 1 post-fight show.
“In my opinion, what I saw tonight was if any of those two guys in that bout would fight me, those guys would’ve got knocked out. The IQ wasn’t as high as I would’ve liked for a guy, a No. 1 contendership fight. Both of those guys are always talking about pushing the pace and that they were going to do this, they were going to do that. I saw a ton of openings for myself from both of those guys. Obviously I don’t want to steal the shine, Rafael had a great moment, he went out there and did his job. Robbie Lawler is a very dangerous opponent and he’s knocked out so many people, but, just being honest and keeping it 100-percent, I’m the champion for a reason.”
To be fair, he does have a knockout win over Lawler.
Now, he will get the opportuntiy to back up his words against Rafael, as the Brazilian bomber will likely get the next shot at the 170-pound title sometime in 2018 once Tyron recovers from his pending shoulder surgery.
What say you, Manaics, is Woodley’s assessment of the fight fair or foul?
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