UFC 260 featured a welterweight bout between Tyron Woodley and Vicente Luque in the co-main event. After three devastating losses to Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns, and Colby Covington, Woodley took on the rising star of the division, Vicente Luque.
Tyron Woodley was on the verge of getting cut from the UFC. This fight was also his last in his current UFC contract. And Woodley needed an emphatic win over Luque to continue his journey in the UFC and climb up the ladder.
The former champion did show the intent to finish the fight early as he was trying to land bombs on Luque. He even rocked Luque badly with a vicious overhand right. However, Luque survived through the early assault and started landing his own shots.
It was a highly entertaining fight but in the end, Luque won the fight via submission. The Brazillian fighter first hurt Woodley with his strikes and then finished the fight with Darce choke. With this loss, Tyron Woodley is now on a 4 fight losing streak and his journey with UFC certainly seems over.
In the post-fight interview, UFC president, Dana White talked about Woodley’s performance tonight and gave a hint about his future in UFC. Talking about the fight, White said:
“Fight of the Night! They came to fight. Obviously, Luque is a rising star. And Woodley who takes a lot of criticism. That kid came to fight tonight. he went out on his shield tonight. He came to fight.”
Dana White reveals what’s next for Tyron Woodley
When asked about whether UFC would be interested in continuing its relationship with Woodley, White stated:
“Listen how old is Tyron now? 39? 39, that’s four in a row.”
Now, Dana White has not confirmed that UFC will be cutting Woodley from the roaster. But, he has certainly dropped a hint that Woodley will be most likely cut from UFC.
Recently, UFC released former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos and UFC veteran, Alistair Overeem after their last losses. Dana White recently claimed that he is going to cut a lot of athletes from UFC. Unfortunately, Woodley is going to join the list of fighters to get released after consecutive losses.
Tyron Woodley can compete in Bellator or PFL if he wishes to continue his career. However, after four tough losses, maybe it’s time for Woodley to consider retirement from the sport.