Kamaru Usman And Tyron Woodley Show Their Respect For Each Other
Despite the trash talking between the two before they fought at UFC 235, Kamaru Usman and Tyron Woodley were full of respect for each other following, their co-main event.
The new UFC welterweight champion Usman, took to Instagram to send a message to the former champion. And Woodley repaid the respect right back.
Usman dominated their five round fight, winning by unanimous decision. Following the defeat, Woodley took to Instagram Live, to send a message to his fans. As transcribed by BJPenn.com.
“You win some and you lose some. Obviously tonight I didn’t plan on losing my belt. It is kind of a travesty to me. I’ve been pretty high and pretty low. But I definitely want to tell the fans I appreciate the support regardless. God is still always on the throne. So whether I win or lose I am always a champion. I am going to come back harder. I am going to get my belt back and do what I need to do.”
“You know one thing I thought a lot about guys. I had this all mapped out, you know what I was going to do. I was going to fight Usman, I was going to fight Colby (Covington) and then I was going to go after the 185-pound belt and try to be a champion at middleweight. But sometimes god has a different plan for you.
And if I am saying that I am the greatest welterweight of all time, then the way I take this adversity, the way I take this bump in the road, it will show you why I am the greatest. Shoutout to Usman, he came out and put on a great performance. He put a game plan together and executed. I didn’t feel myself, I felt flat. He was the better man tonight. Anyways I thought I’d come on here and tell all of you guys tonight was not my night.”
UFC President Dana White, said after the fight that Covington would get the next shot at Usman. Leaving Woodley needing to work his way back up to title contention.
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