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Tyron Woodley humble in defeat, gives tribute to George Floyd

Tyron Woodley handled Saturday night’s loss to Gilbert Burns better than most people in shoes would have.

“I’ve got a weird peace for somebody who just got their ass whooped,” Woodley said after the fight.

Woodley, a former UFC champion, lost all five round of the one sided unanimous decision loss. Saturday’s loss now puts him on a two-fight losing streak.

Following the loss, Woodley posted a video on Instagram addressing his performance.

“I felt good,” Woodley said. “I have no excuses. I felt good. I train hard. I was in great shape. I felt like I did everything right. Everything felt good from the walkout to the stretch, to every single thing about the fight. I looked him in the eyes yesterday and knew he was going to be ready to fight. I thought that was good. He did a good job of keeping the distance (and) not coming at the shots. I felt like I was reaching. I don’t have no excuses, man. I’m going to hold my head high.”

Tyron Woodley also discussed the protests over George Floyd’s death, saying that Floyd was his motivation to not give up.

“A lot of (expletives) would let somebody finish them off in that moment,” Woodley said. “I wasn’t going to (expletive) give up. I was just thinking about everybody right now who’s protesting and fighting for something good for Mr. Floyd’s family I’m like, ‘I just can’t give up in here.’ I never really gave up hope that I was going to win the fight, to be honest.”

Woodley’s full five minute Instagram video is posted below.

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