Well, doubt him at your peril ladies and gentlemen. At UFC 228, Tyron Woodley handily defeated Darren Till via submission in the second round, simultaneously defending his world title and earning his jiu-jitsu black belt.
For the first round, Woodley was far more aggressive than his usual demeanor, coming out with hard right hands and connecting on occasion to the challenger. For his part, Till did well in stopping the supposed grappling advantage Woodley owned, stuffing takedowns and keeping things stale until the referee broke them up.
In the second, it was over. As Till went to throw a punch, Woodley landed a beautiful counter right, dropping the challenger. Woodley followed him to the mat, and started landing huge elbows and punches from top position, before eventually sinking in a d’arce choke to force the tap from Till.
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“This victory is pretty awesome,” Woodley said post-fight. “I want to thank my coaches, everybody who put this together. Till is a tough kid, I’m not surprised he survived my ground and pound. What I’m going to do, I’m going to continue fighting whoever they put in front of me and I will beat them up. I’m the best welterweight of all times.”