Tyron Woodley has only been knocked out once during his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, losing to Nate Marquardt via fourth round knockout back in 2012 under the Strikeforce banner (see it here). And that’s the only way “The Chosen One” says he could possibly cough up his title to Darren Till this Saturday night (Sept. 8, 2018) in Dallas, Texas, according to MMA Fighting.
He breaks it down:
“He’s still a specialist and he still only has one way to win a fight. He can only win by knocking me out. He is not going to be me in five rounds, he is not going to outpoint me. He is not going to out-wrestle me, out-grapple me, and he is not going to throw punch for punch with me and win in a one-punch KO, he’s not going to win any of that. He has to knock me out to win. So he’s still a specialist.”
It got a bit confusing there, but we get your drift, Tyron.
Till has proven to have knockout power, as evidenced during his fight against Donald Cerrone last October (highlights here). Still, Woodley is a different beast, and going a decade with only one knockout loss on his record isn’t the easiest of things to do when fighting at the highest level.
That said, like he did with Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson, Woodley is confident he can adjust and adapt to Till’s specialty and pull out the victory and add to his legacy to fulfill his destiny of becoming the best welterweight of all time.
Handing Till his first-ever defeat, while earning a third straight title defense, is definitely a booster.
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