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Tyron Woodley “I don’t believe that fight was a draw. I think I won.”

Tyron Woodley “I don’t believe that fight was a draw. I think I won.”

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joined host Chris Taylor on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment where he discussed his UFC 205 “fight of the night” title bout with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.

The epic five-round war between ‘T-Wood’ and ‘Wonderboy’ was declared a 47-47 draw by two of the three judges in attendance, with the third judge awarding ‘T-Wood’ the decision by a score of 48-47.

The end result, after some confusion between the commission and UFC announcer Bruce Buffer, was a majority decision draw.

Chris asked the champ if a rematch with ‘Wonderboy’ was likely next.

“You know I went back and looked at the film and I told myself you now ‘If I watch the third-round and think he won, then I won’t be against a rematch’. Because if he won third-round then it could be draw. Like 47-47. But, I watched it three or four times and I just cannot see how he won the third-round. Even the second and fifth, even those rounds were close. He landed just enough to get those rounds. But he never did any real damage. It was just his forward movement was perceived by the judges in a way that he was winning those rounds, even though he wasn’t landing. So I don’t feel that he won round three. That doesn’t mean I am against it (a rematch), that just means I don’t feel obligated to do it. I just don’t believe the fight was a draw. I think I won. So I am ready to move forward.”

He continued.

“Now hopefully a lot of the doubt will be gone and people will realize that I am the best welterweight in the world. People should start to recognize that I am here to stay and that I am a future legend in the sport and a future Hall of Famer. Who knows? Maybe I will go on to be the best welterweight of all-time. I beat Carlos Condit who was supposed to be, well before Thompson, the best striker at 170. I beat the beast that is Robbie Lawler. Nobody gave me chance in those fights. I keep proving them wrong and so it is like what else do I need to do? I do have a lot of fans coming up to me now or on social media saying I wasn’t a fan before but that ‘Wonderboy’ fight was awesome man. I really think you won that fight. Great stuff.”

Who would you like to see “The Chosen One” fight next?

Tyron Woodley Says He’s Fighting Conor McGregor Next

Tyron Woodley Says He’s Fighting Conor McGregor Next

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Last night, in the co-main event of the historic UFC 205, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley made the first defense of his title against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson – but only narrowly. The pair’s five-round battle was so competitive that the end result was a majority draw.

Given the nature of Woodley’s war with Thompson, all signs immediately pointed to a rematch between the two. UFC President Dana White then confirmed that this would probably be the next move at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference.

Apparently, however, Woodley has other plans. In a Sunday afternoon Tweet, the champ took to Twitter to thank Thompson for the memorable battle, and assure him that he’d love to have a rematch – after he takes out a certain “lucky charm.” The champ is talking, of course, about featherweight king Conor McGregor, who won the lightweight crown from Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205’s main event.

Though McGregor is best suited for the featherweight and lightweight divisions, he spent the first half of 2015 in Woodley’s welterweight division, where he engaged in two memorable battles with Nate Diaz. In the buildup to UFC 205, he and Woodley had several tense run-ins, which immediately generated interest in a potential fight between them.

Do you think Woodley will actually fight McGregor next? Sound off, PENN Nation!

Conor McGregor makes his big announcement post-fight at UFC 205

Conor McGregor makes his big announcement post-fight at UFC 205

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Following his historic main event title fight victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, Irish superstar Conor McGregor dropped some big news.

“Mystic Mac”, who became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously after knocking out Eddie Alvarez last night in New York, revealed that he will be soon be a father at last night’s press conference.

The current UFC lightweight and featherweight champion also stated that he deserves to be a part owner of the UFC going forward. His words.

“They’ve got to come talk to me now because no one’s came and talked to me since the sale has happened as a businessman,” McGregor told the media following UFC 205. “I’ve been approached as, ‘Hello’ and that type of stuff, but I’ve earned something. Who owns the company now? People have shares. Celebrities. Conan O’Brien owns the UFC now. Where’s my share? Where’s my equity? If I’m the one that’s bringing this, they’ve got to come talk to me now. I’ve got both belts, family on the way. If you want me to stick around, if you want me to keep doing (this), let’s talk. But I want the ownership now. I want the equal share. I want what I deserve, what I’ve earned.”

He continued:

“I feel I’ve outworn the previous contract,” McGregor said. “Now it’s time for the real. I know I’m the highest paid already, but when I’m looking at what they’re taking in, that list that Lorenzo (Fertitta) compiled to show the new owners, that’s like the gospel right there. That’s proof of what I bring. You want me to come around, stick around and service that debt and continue to push, bring me on board for real. Not just as this. I need to be set for life for this. If you want me to be truly in on this then I need to be all-in on this, proper. That’s a stake in the company.”

UFC officials did not comment on whether or not they would grant the Irish superstar his wish. However, “Mystic Mac” stated that he is ready to take some time off until his desires are fulfilled.

“Twenty-eight is young, so we’ll see,” McGregor said. “Fresh, I am. Not a bother on me. I could go again. I honestly could go again no problem. I’m just going to go chill for a bit, enjoy these two belts and that’s it.

“I could keep going, but I’m aware of my worth. I’ve got a family on the way, I’ve got a kid on the way, and I’m coming for mine now.”

Do you think the new UFC owners will give Conor McGregor a stake in the company?

Miesha Tate announces her retirement from MMA

Miesha Tate announces her retirement from MMA

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Following her UFC 205 unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington at tonight’s UFC 205 event in New York, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate announced her retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.

Tate, who had won the UFC women’s bantamweight champion at UFC 196 this past March by submitting Holly Holm, was dominated by Pennington throughout the fight, particularly in the stand-up.

The setback marked her second in a row, as Tate had previously lost her title to Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 200.

Tate is nothing short of an Icon in women’s mixed martial arts.

She finished her remarkable career with an 18-7 record and won both the Strikeforce and UFC women’s bantamweight titles during her career.

Were you as shocked as us with the announcement?