As far as Tyron Woodley is concerned, more people seem to be talking about Carlos Condit getting hurt than his performance over the former interim UFC welterweight champion.
Woodley earned a TKO victory vs. Condit at UFC 171, sending him to the canvas with a knee injury.
The former NCAA wrestling standout believes his win should not be cast into the shadows just because it happens. Woodley, as far as he is concerned, caused the damage.
“It’s unfortunate for this injury,” he said, during an interview with MMAjunkie Radio. “But if I punch someone in the face and break their jaw……or Anthony Pettis kicks Donald Cerrone in the ribs and he can’t continue…..
“I was winning the fight and I forced the injury. Like Chris Weidman checking the kick (vs. Anderson Silva).”
Woodley, a former contender for the Strikeforce title, has won three of four with the UFC since his 2012 loss to Nate Marquardt. The lone defeat was a split decision that went in favor of Jake Shields.
“Lots of people fail to realize we were seven minutes into the fight and I believe I won seven minutes of the fight,” he said. “(The injury) was from an offensive attack, my wrestling takedown. A well-timed double leg.
“A freak accident is someone who slips on a banana peel and tears their meniscus or whatever.”