UFC 171

Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley: Twitter Reacts to Unfortunate Injury Ending

Tyron Woodley his first round KO victory over Jay Hieron during their UFC 156 welterweight mixed martial arts match, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
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Nathan McCarterFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2014

Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley did not have the back-and-forth fight we had hoped for Saturday night in Dallas. Condit suffered an injury in the second round, and Woodley finished him off.

It was a much-needed win for the No. 11-ranked welterweight that moves him up the ladder in the division. He has title aspirations, but the injury to Condit may cloud his victory just enough to prevent him from laying claim to it.

Woodley did what he needed to, and nothing should be taken away from his performance. He is a top-10 welterweight and should be in the mix.

 

Pre-fight

 

Round 1

Woodley landed some heavy shots on Condit, but he was not able to put him away. Condit has one of the best chins in the division. It showed. Woodley took the first frame clearly, but Condit remained a dangerous opponent with his well-rounded skill set.

 

Round 2

The action looked to pick up in the second, but on a Woodley takedown it was clear something went array. Condit grimaced and tried to battle through the pain. When they stood back up Woodley threw a leg kick that made Condit put weight on his injured leg. He could not continue.

 

Post-fight

Woodley did the right thing by attacking the injury. No one should fault him for that. Now we will have to see where the chips fall in the welterweight division.

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