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Tyron Woodley Part 2; Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov not fought like a MMA Pro

“If you go out there and you punch and you bleed and you brawl and you go back and forth, you really can’t lose in that situation,” Tyron Woodley said.

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Tyron Woodley in a Pose

In MMA Catagory, Woodley has become one of the sport’s most successful competitors, but he hasn’t reached that level of transcending popularity. Woodley is being noted as a fighter who competes with strong strategically and clinically, as he does, isn’t loved like a fighter who never challenges for a title but goes out on his shield in his or her losses.

“If you go out there and you punch and you bleed and you brawl and you go back and forth, you really can’t lose in that situation,” Tyron Woodley said.

“You can get your ass whupped and knocked out, but if you fought to a point where everyone was like ‘oh my god, he’s so tough,’ not only with the fighters and the fans but the promotion, you’ve kind of almost put yourself in the mold where they’re going to keep you.”

That puts mixed martial arts in stark contrast, too, well, just about every other sport.

“We saw with [Keith] Jardine, we saw with so many fighters forever that, subpar, .500 records that stayed around that, then you have a guy who lose maybe one fight and they’re gone,” Woodley said. “And I just think that, when you look at a sport? Think about basketball. It don’t matter if you wear a pimped out custom suit, talk the most sh*t as possible, if you can shoot a three, you can shoot a three. How many times you seen Steph Curry talking crap? You get paid the big bucks based on how you deliver out on the court.”

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