Tyron Woodley didn't know what hit him.
Komaru Usman is the best welterweight on the planet, as he proclaimed after his dominant performance against Woodley, and the Nigerian-American fighter took what was rightfully his at UFC 235. Woodley is no doubt one of the best welterweights of all-time, but 31-year-old Usman proved to be too much, as his technique and strategy worked to perfection.
Stop saying "Tyron Woodley seems off"— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) March 3, 2019
Maybe it's because Kamaru Usman is coming after him with a relentless pace, dirty boxing and a wrestling attack that is doing the work. #UFC235
It's easy to question Woodley's motives considering he looked thoroughly outmatched the entire fight, but perhaps it's time to give Usman his due. From humble beginnings to glorified ends, Usman used a decisive physical advantage to put his opponent in an unfamiliar position early.
With most of the UFC world stunned by Usman's decisive win, the man himself took the podium with the most important inspiration in his life--his daughter. Usman admitted as much when given the mic, stating his little girl lit a fire under him to become one of the greatest. To do so, he had to defeat an icon.
No one is questioning Kamaru Usman now.
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