You can blame fans, media, Dana White, The UFC, Social Media, and Racists. But at the end of the day, nobody likes to be told what that are supposed to like, especially MMA Fans!
The Aftermath of UFC 209 are still being felt, and even though the most anticipated fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov was cancelled less than 24 hours before the event, UFC 209 still ended up being a much better fight card than most Fans expected.
Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson 2
With the exception of the Main Event Title Fight which featured the rematch between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson. This was a fight in which through the first 2 rounds fans saw only 14 Strikes combined! By the 4th round fans were chanting “FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT”, which is never a good thing in a main event PPV.
Fans finally saw some action in the 5th round when Tyron hurt Thompson and came close to finishing him, but the fight ended and it went to the judges score cards just as the first fight did. Most fans and MMA Media felt that Thompson won a close decision, but the Judge felt Woodley did enough to keep his Title, giving him a split decision.
Woodley Blames Fans, The UFC, Dana White, & Racism
After the fight Woodley said he felt he easily won the fight, and he thinks that Fans have no right to voice their displeasure with his fights, he went on to blast Dana White and the UFC for not promoting his fight or him properly. Woodley then double down on these comments on TMZ and on The MMA Hour on Monday, saying once again “I am a Star, and the UFC doesn’t know how to promote me, I know Celebrities and I make Movies, I am everything the UFC needs to be promoting”.
Why MMA Fans Hate Tyron Woodley