It’s not often onerous to inform who UFC president Dana White needs to win the principle occasion or a PPV. Previous to UFC 228, headlined by welterweight champion Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Until, White had this to say.
“Tyron Woodley is handsome, has the right physique, he’s bought the report and he’s bought knockout energy in each fingers,” stated White, as transcribed by Mike Chiappetta for MMA Preventing. “However each time Tyron Woodley opens his mouth, he shoots himself within the foot. He’s a really unlikable man to struggle followers. Until is the precise reverse. Once you’re from England, and also you’re in the US and in Texas, they usually’re booing the American man and cheering the English man, I believe that sums it up and says how the followers really feel about you. So it’s the way in which Tyron Woodley has all the time been, and the way in which Tyron Woodley will all the time be, win, lose or draw.”
This was commonplace fare from the UFC boss, who has stated Woodley “chokes within the massive fights,” was “filled with s***” for claiming a struggle vs. Nate Diaz was into consideration, and requested: “Who needs to pay to see Tyron Woodley struggle once more?”
Woodley has extra title defenses than any champion within the UFC, hasn’t misplaced in 4 years, completed his opponent in six of 9 Octagon wins, is so expert at social media he has his personal Hollywood Beatdown present on TMZ Sports activities, has or has scheduled 9 movie roles, is about to launch a single with Wiz Khalifa, and all the time carries himself with intelligence and charm.
Saturday night time Woodley hit Until 74 occasions, with kicks, punches, elbows, and a kitchen sink; Until landed one strike. The reply to White’s last query is, “each struggle fan.”
In stark distinction to Woodley, former interim champ Colby Covington has assumed – effortlessly – the position of a bigoted heel. That, in fact, bought him an invite to The White Home.
“I simply give attention to combating,” stated Woodley on the post-fight press convention. Hopefully, from this weekend ahead, the UFC advertising and marketing machine can correctly get behind The Chosen One. If that doesn’t occur, one thing is rotten.
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