Tyron Woodley was earmarked to go down as the greatest Welterweight of all time. He then met his match in Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 and was convincingly beaten by The Nigerian Nightmare, who put on a clinic en route to a unanimous decision win.
T-Wood has not returned to the Octagon ever since dropping the Welterweight Championship to Usman in March and the former Champion recently revealed how the loss affected him during a chat with the fans on Instagram.
The surprising defeat to Woodley was a humbling experience and put him back on the grind, which reignited the fire that was prevalent when he was a prospect in the Welterweight division.
Woodley revealed that he has returned to a rigorous preparation as a result of the loss.
“Even in loss man, I thank Usman for that fight because I had to check myself. 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***ng 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.” H/t Credit: BJPenn
T-Wood would be keenly watching the upcoming UFC 245 main event that would see Usman defend the title for the first time against Colby Covington.
While Woodley is still No.1 in the rankings and could get to face the winner of the aforementioned fight, he could also take on this man with the number one contender's spot on the line.