UFC president Dana White hinted that previous welterweight champ Tyron Woodley should start thinking of retired life after enduring his 4th successive defeat.
” The Chosen One” Woodley (19-7-1).
Shed via second-round submission.
To 10th-ranked Vicente Luque (20-7-1) at UFC 260, making it four losses in as numerous fights considering that losing his title to Kamaru Usman in 2019.
Despite a much-improved performance, White believes American Woodley may need to call time on his outstanding occupation, which includes wins over Robbie Lawler and Stephen Thompson (two times). Woodley has no fights left on his contract and is most likely to move better down the rankings.
” Exactly how old is Tyron currently, 39?” White asked the media in the post-event interview at the Pinnacle facility in Las Vegas. “That’s 4 in a row. Yeah.”.
Luque captured Woodley with a tidy counterpunch while struggling to locate his very own feet earlier in the fight. The 29-year-old Brazilian at some point sent Woodley, handing him the initial submission loss of his profession.
” They appeared to eliminate. Undoubtedly, Luque is an increasing star as well as Woodley– who takes a great deal of criticism– that kid concerned battle tonight, and also he went out on his guard,” White claimed.
” The Quiet Assassin” Luque yielded there were minutes in the battle where he needed to process he was facing such an effective fighter in Woodley but insisted he had the tactical plan covered, having watched his opponent’s losses to Usman, Colby Covington and Gilbert Burns.
” It’s the biggest win of my occupation. I’m super delighted,” Luque claimed. “He began real solid, and also, I expected that. It’s insane; whenever someone battles me, I constantly get the best out of those individuals. I don’t know if it’s my design, and they recognize I’m going to enter there as well as attempt to knock them out or send them every single minute.
” He connected a bit behind my ear with a strong right hand. I understood he hits tough and knew that I did not want to obtain punched by him clean. Give thanks to God I have a difficult chin. I’m utilized to getting hit as well as being able to endure.
” For a little, I lost my balance as well as saw 2 or 3 of him [before me], yet I understood at that point he was most likely to attempt as well as knock me out. I used my striking abilities to counter-attack him as well as it paid off.”.