X-Rays Confirm That Tyron Woodley's 'Ribs Popped Out' During Loss To Colby Covington
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It's not good news for Tyron Woodley.
Not only did he slump to a third successive defeat in the UFC, but he also broke a rib in the process.
The former welterweight champ came up short in his grudge match with Colby Covington at UFC Vegas 11 after the referee waved off the fight in the final round due to Woodley's injury.
Screaming out in pain, it was clear that the former 170-pound king had done some serious damage to himself - but not everyone was sure exactly what.
On the #UFCVegas11 post show, @USMAN84kg and @SugaRashadEvans agreed that Tyron Woodley needs to search for the reason why he's still fighting. pic.twitter.com/V8hmIKPfRC
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 20, 2020
The referee wasted no time in stopping the bout and Covington was subsequently handed the victory.
And while devout Trump supporter Covington stole all the post-fight headlines with his on-air antics, Woodley was left facing a nervous wait to what he had done to his ribs.
Unfortunately for T-Wood, scans confirmed the worst.
The 38-year-old had, indeed, broken a rib during a scramble with Covington in the octagon.
Colby Covington was clearly on another level than Tyron Woodley tonight. Confirmed what we knew. This guy is right there with the best in the world. The top fight for him would be Jorge. Since I don't see that happening, gotta do Leon, right? Colby vs. Leon is the fight.
- Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 20, 2020
Tyron Woodley's decline has been a fast one. He's far from what he used to be. Not trying to shit on him, but we just have to look at the facts.
Sad to see. Not long ago Woodley was an absolute beast. And to be honest, I didn't even think Colby looked that great. #UFCVegas11
- Danny Segura (@dannyseguratv) September 20, 2020
UFC reporter Ariel Helwani took to social media to post a picture of the scans.
He tweeted: "X-Ray of Tyron Woodley's broken rib, courtesy of Woodley.
"He said it popped earlier in the fight and then tried to use the guillotine to stand up and it popped. "It was the most pain ever," he said.
"He is back at the hotel resting."
X-Ray of Tyron Woodley's broken rib, courtesy of Woodley.
He said it popped earlier in the fight and then tried to use the gulliotine to stand up and it popped. "It was the most pain ever," he said.
He is back at the hotel resting. pic.twitter.com/onhuYkah0R
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 20, 2020
I'm convinced Tyron Woodley's controller died round 4 #UFCVegas11 pic.twitter.com/0V8juKPMhb
- Purple Imposter (@swagsavage_69) September 20, 2020
Having lost to Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns and now Covington some people are calling for Woodley to retire - including the UFC president.
Dana White and Woodley have butted heads in the past during Woodley's reign as the welterweight champion, but even the UFC boss couldn't bite his tongue just moments after the main event had concluded.
"I think he should start thinking about hanging it up," White said.
"He's had a great career. He's made his money.
"We all get old, man. This happens to the best of us. Woodley's had a good career. He's been a champion. He's been around a while. He had a good run in Strikeforce, too."