UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley soundly defeated Darren Till with a second round submission victory on Saturday. The two battled it out for the main event of UFC 228, live on pay-per-view.
Speaking on The MMA Hour, Tyron Woodley’s head coach Din Thomas recently came forward to reveal his thoughts on the fight.
“I was saying that if Tyron loses that fight, he might as well retire. He was in a do-or-die position, because they’re going to push him way to the back. If Tyron loses that fight, they would’ve never given him a rematch. He would’ve had to fight every top guy coming up. His next fight would’ve been (Kamaru) Usman and then Leon Edwards and then Santiago Ponzinibbio. He would never have been in a position to get back to that title, so he cannot lose.”
“But I think now is a time where Tyron has matured, he has evolved as a person and a martial artist. He’s starting to become more mature and say, ‘You know what, this may be a time where I have to just give to the fans what they want, and that’s for me to just shut up and fight.’”