‘That’s four in a row’: Dana White hints Tyron Woodley must take time for UFC career after fourth straight defeat, while garnered critical acclaim for ‘rising star’ Vicente Luque
- Veteran UFC star Tyron Woodley was beaten for the fourth time in a row
- The 39-year-old was defeated in the Octagon by the onrushing Vicente Luque
- Dana White called it ‘fight of the night’ and praised both competitors
- He focused on Woodley’s string of defeats and seemed to envision retirement
UFC chief Dana White seems to be suggesting that Tyron Woodley should now take time for his career after a fourth straight defeat.
Woodley was overwhelmed in the UFC 260 co-main event by the up-and-coming Vicente Luque in what White called the ‘fight of the night’.
In the aftermath, however, White brought up Woodley’s age along with the fact that defeats are now starting to pile up.
Tyron Woodley is now facing calls to retire after a fourth straight defeat in the UFC
Woodley was defeated by the onrushing Vicente Luque who dominated the showdown
When asked about the showdown, he told reporters in a post-event press conference, “ Fight of the Night. They came to fight.
Obviously, Luque, a rising star, is a kid on the rise, and Woodley, who is getting a lot of criticism.
“That kid came to fight tonight and he went out on his shield tonight, man. He came to fight. White said.
‘Listen, how old is Tyron now? 39? That’s four in a row. Yes.’
Luque submitted Woodley, who started the match on the front foot with aggression
Woodley was submitted by Luque in the fight, in what served as a money spinner for both men, and handed them each a purse in the region of $ 50,000 (£ 36,000).
Veteran star Woodley entered the competition due to losses to Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns and Colby Covington.
White’s word seems to give Woodley a chance to hang the gloves and bend on his own terms, rather than being deliberately taken out of the UFC.
After the fight, Dana White noted Woodley’s age and record, suggesting retirement
Woodley, meanwhile, said on Instagram, ‘S *** was going really well until it wasn’t. My camp has pushed me in ways I haven’t gotten to in a while.
I promised and swore to myself that I would get the tiger that made me gold. I saw the opportunity for the KO and got too excited. Paid high costs. I don’t regret my aggression, because that’s what God created me for.
Luque is a tough and humble fighter. It was an honor to share the cage with you tonight. ‘