Tyron Woodley Thanks Kamaru Usman For Humbling Him With UFC 235 Loss

It remains to be seen what’s next for former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. “T-Wood” comes off of a unanimous decision loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March where he lost the 170-pound strap. Usman dominated Woodley for all five rounds, winning the first UFC title of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. […]

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It remains to be seen what’s next for former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. “T-Wood” comes off of a unanimous decision loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March where he lost the 170-pound strap.

Usman dominated Woodley for all five rounds, winning the first UFC title of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Now, Woodley has taken to a recent live stream on social media to reflect on the loss. Woodley actually thanked Usman for humbling him with the defeat, seemingly rejuvenating the former champion’s training. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“Even in loss man, I thank Usman for that fight because I had to check myself,” Woodley said. “I had to humble myself, I had to put myself back on the grind. I had to put myself back to where I was at when I f*cking got to the top, very uncomfortable place. Sparring world champion boxers and getting beat up.

“Wrestling division I wrestlers on a day-to-day basis. Running, training, strength, and conditioning at weird hours and just really get my body to a point where f*cking it couldn’t stand me. It hated me for what I was doing to it and that’s what I did. I got back to that now.”

Usman actually took part in his own live stream, and was asked about rematching Woodley down the line. “The Nigerian Nightmare” said he’s absolutely down to fight Woodley again, or anyone for that matter, if the money is right.

“Absolutely, why not?” Usman said. “I’ll fight anybody again if the money’s right.”

Usman will make the first title defense of his career against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 245 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 14.

Do you think Woodley will ever rematch Usman inside the Octagon?

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Watch: Dana White & Cris Cyborg Discuss Amanda Nunes Rematch Backstage At UFC 240

Cris Cyborg is making it known that she wants a second crack at Amanda Nunes. Following her victory over Felicia Spencer at last night’s (Sat. July 27, 2019) UFC 240 pay-per-view (PPV), Cyborg was spotted backstage discussing the rematch with UFC President Dana White. The pair have been going back-and-forth with one another through the […]

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Cris Cyborg is making it known that she wants a second crack at Amanda Nunes.

Following her victory over Felicia Spencer at last night’s (Sat. July 27, 2019) UFC 240 pay-per-view (PPV), Cyborg was spotted backstage discussing the rematch with UFC President Dana White. The pair have been going back-and-forth with one another through the media for the past several months.

White claims Cyborg is scared to rematch Nunes, while Cyborg claims she texted White immediately after losing to “The Lioness” for a rematch. Check out the pair talking about making the rematch happen here:

Cyborg’s fight last night in Canada was the final on her UFC contract. It remains to be seen if the ultimately decides to stay with the Las Vegas-based promotion, or go elsewhere. One thing is clear, however, both Cyborg and the UFC seem interested in making the Nunes rematch. Perhaps a one-off deal can be worked out if a long-term deal isn’t reached.

Do you think the rematch between Nunes and Cyborg will take place?

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Anthony Smith: I Am Obsessed With Jon Jones

Thus far, no man has been able to win a fight against Jon Jones via decision, KO, or submission. So even with the one loss on Jon Jones’s record, it feels fair to say that no man has ever beaten Jon Jones. So Anthony Smith did not join an exclusive clu…

Thus far, no man has been able to win a fight against Jon Jones via decision, KO, or submission. So even with the one loss on Jon Jones’s record, it feels fair to say that no man has ever beaten Jon Jones. So Anthony Smith did not join an exclusive club when he, too, fell […]

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Mickey Gall Wants Diego Sanchez Rematch

Mickey Gall is set to return to the Octagon at UFC Newark, but the prospect wants to run things back with Diego Sanchez. At UFC 235 he fought Sanchez and suffered his second professional loss as he lost by TKO in the second round. But, the 27-year-old said had it not been for being sick […]

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Mickey Gall is set to return to the Octagon at UFC Newark, but the prospect wants to run things back with Diego Sanchez.

At UFC 235 he fought Sanchez and suffered his second professional loss as he lost by TKO in the second round. But, the 27-year-old said had it not been for being sick he would have won that fight.

“I was just sick, if (he) had gotten me any other day of the year, he would have gotten his (expletive) kicked,” Gall told MMA Junkie. ‘If I didn’t have the kidney complications, I would have killed him.”

Although the weight cut played a factor in why he didn’t feel 100 percent on fight night, Gall assures welterweight is the weight class for him. And, he mentions how he was sick before the weight cut started which made things even worse.

“One-seventy is fine for me, it was just some health complications leading up to the fight,” Gall said. “It zapped my energy and I was pretty useless in there. I was struggling for just balance, I was so exhausted, it’s nothing like I ever felt before but I don’t anticipate ever feeling that again.”

“I’d been sick leading up to the fight and I think that being sick dehydrated me and then with the dehydrating and the cutting weight I think that was a little too much for my body so that’s pretty much what that was.”

Whether or not he gets the rematch is to be seen, but Gall wants it and has put out the offer for it.

Would you want to see Diego Sanchez vs. Mickey Gall 2?

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Anthony Smith Believes No One Will Beat Jon Jones On Their First Attempt

Jon Jones is one of the greatest fighters of all-time. The light heavyweight champion was the youngest UFC champion and has never actually lost the belt by losing. He has only lost one fight, which was a DQ loss, and normally breaks down his opponents in the Octagon. Anthony Smith, who fought Jones at UFC […]

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Jon Jones is one of the greatest fighters of all-time. The light heavyweight champion was the youngest UFC champion and has never actually lost the belt by losing. He has only lost one fight, which was a DQ loss, and normally breaks down his opponents in the Octagon.

Anthony Smith, who fought Jones at UFC 235 knows that to be true. He said after the fight he did not fight his game plan and it costed him there. Now, looking back at the fight, Smith believes it is too hard to train for Jones without fighting him. Meaning, no one will beat “Bones” on their first attempt.

“I said the same sh*t going into it. It is not that simple. Now that I have 25 minutes of data on Jon Jones it totally looks different the second time around. But, you are right it is different, he is very different. There is no way of knowing that or training for that until you are in there with him. That’s the thing,” Smith said to The Mac Life (as transcribed by BJPENN.com). “I don’t want to just outright say it, but it is going to be hard to beat Jon Jones the first time for anybody, it really is. Unless you catch him, he’s going to be hard to beat on the first time. Thiago could catch anybody though, that dude is dangerous, he’s explosive, he could hurt anybody. I just don’t see him getting close enough to Jon to do it.”

Anthony Smith is confident he would do much better the second time around fighting Jon Jones. And, he has put himself in a good position to do just that after submitting Alexander Gustafsson in early June in Stockholm.

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Tyron Woodley Believes Kamaru Usman Rematch Is Trending In Right Direction

At UFC 235, Tyron Woodley lost his welterweight title to Kamaru Usman in a fight that the challenger dominated. Since the loss, Woodley said he wants to get his belt back and wanted a rematch. And, after Colby Covington was booked against Robbie Lawler…

At UFC 235, Tyron Woodley lost his welterweight title to Kamaru Usman in a fight that the challenger dominated. Since the loss, Woodley said he wants to get his belt back and wanted a rematch. And, after Colby Covington was booked against Robbie Lawler, Woodley believes the rematch could very well be next. “It looks […]

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