‘That’s four in a row’: Dana White hints Tyron Woodley should call time on UFC career after a fourth consecutive loss while heaping praise on ‘rising star’ Vicente Luque
- Veteran UFC star Tyron Woodley was defeated for the fourth time in a row
- The 39-year-old was beaten in the Octagon by the up and coming Vicente Luque
- Dana White labelled it ‘fight of the night’ and praised both competitors
- He focused on Woodley’s run of defeats and appeared to suggest retirement
UFC chief Dana White has appeared to suggest Tyron Woodley should now call time on his career after a fourth straight defeat.
Woodley was overpowered in the co-main event of UFC 260 by the up and coming Vicente Luque, in what White labelled the ‘fight of the night.’
In the aftermath however, White brought up Woodley’s age along with the fact that the 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 up and coming Vicente Luque who dominated the showdown
When asked about the showdown, he told reporters in a press conference following the event: ‘Fight of the Night. They came to fight.
‘Obviously, Luque, a rising star, a kid on the up, and Woodley, who takes 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’s Tyron now? 39? That’s four in a row. Yeah.’
Luque submitted Woodley, who started the contest on the front foot with aggression
Woodley was submitted by Luque in the bout, in what served to be a money-spinner for both men, handing them each a purse in the region of $50,000 (£36,000).
Veteran star Woodley entered the contest on the back of losses to each of to Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns, and Colby Covington.
White’s word seem to offer Woodley the chance to hang up the gloves and bow out on his own terms, rather than being purposely phased out from the UFC.
After the fight Dana White noted Woodley’s age and record, with the suggestion of retirement
Woodley, meanwhile, said on Instagram: ‘S*** was going really well until it wasn’t. My camp pushed me in ways I haven’t been pushed in a while.
‘I committed, and swore to myself I would bring the tiger out that earned me gold. I saw the opportunity for the KO and got too excited. Payed a big cost. I don’t regret my aggression as that’s what God created me to do.
‘Luque is a tough and humble fighter. Was an honor to share the cage with you tonight.’
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