For the better part of the four-plus round, the former welterweight champion struggled to keep his back off the cage, defending constant takedown efforts and Quinnington’s consistent pace.
The fight came to an end in the fifth round when Kiwing planted woodley on the mat, and a rib injury forced him to stop competing.
Woodley was not present at the UFC Vegas 11 post-fight press conference, but he took to Instagram for a short video as he was moved to a local hospital to check his injuries. While he had not yet been diagnosed, Woodley said he had “ribbed”, which eventually led to the loss of the vaccine.
Given how the fight went, Woodley was at a loss for words about what went wrong. But she knows that falling on Kingington was the last thing she wanted.
“I admire you people – I love you,” Woodley said during the video. “It didn’t go the way I wanted the guys. The last person I want to lose.
“I don’t know what happened to F **. It happened. Dust it off, shake the sh * t and find a way. “
After being undefeated for seven straight fights, including five title bouts, Woodley has now gone down in three consecutive rounds while Covington has lost 14 consecutive rounds. Kamru Usman And Gilbert Burns.
While its loss is now UFC. Coming up against the top three welterweights in the rankings, Woodley could not be a big factor in any of those match matches, fell into two abrupt decisions and then lost by TKO on Saturday night.
It’s impossible to say where Woodley goes from here, but the UFC president Dana White Believe it may be time for the former welterweight champion to start thinking about the end of his fighting career.
“I think he should start thinking about hanging it,” White said of Woodley during a post-fight press conference. “He has a great career, he has a great run.”
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