Is Woodley the best example of "fighting not to lose" ?

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    Is Woodley the best example of "fighting not to lose" in the ufc?
    I believe he is.
    If you disagree, show me a better example.

    He had Maia "blind" of one eye since the 1st punch in the 1st minute of fight and didn´t do absolutely anything for 5 rounds to finish him. Woodley's fans will say "but he stuffed more than 20 takedowns from Maia" ..... ok, good..... but what did he do himself to win the fight, besides stuffing takedowns???? Not much at all. Just extremely worried about not getting taken down, that´s all. Not a single moment where he showed the fire or drive to finish the fight.....

    It was obvious that Maia was gonna shoot for td and look for a sub the whole fight, but Woodley as the younger and stronger athlete with faster hands and absurd power should´ve put Cyclops Maia away quickly but limited himself only to negate Maia's game, nothing else...... So right now, he is on a streak of 3 of the worst ever title fights at WW and broke the record of least thrown strikes.
    At any point in the fight Woodley showed he really wanted to finish Maia.

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    I usually disagree with DFW but he is right on this one

    Dana White:
    “The guy [Maia] had one eye in the first round and you’re [Woodley] faster, you’re stronger, your hands are better, you’re explosive. I believe that Woodley could’ve finished that in the first round, and if not, he definitely could’ve finished it in the second round. If you had a remote control for that guy, he’s a freak of nature, he’d be an incredible fighter. Listen, it’s easy to say a win is a win but when you get booed out of an arena, that means people don’t want to watch you fight, you know. And that’s how you make a living. It’s not good if people don’t want to watch you fight.”

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    Thoughts?
     
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    Still whopped that ass

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    That's not the point of the thread. The question was "is he the best example of fighting not to lose?"
    Noone is disputing the result of the fight.
     
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    Gsp fought very much not to lose. What's frustrating about Woodley, is in his last three snoozefest the five total seconds he spent trying to KO his opponent, he almost got the ko each time. He doesn't need to go full wandy in aggression but for God's sake give it more then one shot a fight.
     
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    GSP has never been denied this title.
     
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    Don´t remember GSP having 3 snoozefest in a row like this ending up breaking the record of least thrown strikes.
     
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    It's the art of fighting without fighting. Woodley has mastered it.
     
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    I think when Bisping gets out of his next fight he will be the GOAT
     
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    Tim Sylvia as a champion personified it.
     
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    I think this is literally the only thing he did in the entire fight
     
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    On contrary, I think Wonderboy is the definition of a fighter fighting not to lose.

    And Woodley injured his shoulder in the first round. He's on medical suspension for an injured shoulder. The fact he defended Maia's TDs for 4 rounds with 1 shoulder should be complimented.

    Ferguson get credit for fighting MJ with 1 arm and losing but Woodley gets no love and he won. SMH.
     
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    the ufc hates him.. the fans hate him... dana hates him... so might as well fight for yourself... fuck em... and no he's never going to win them over...
     
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    I was there live, never heard so many boos in any live event ever any sport.

    Dana's kinda right, if this is your profession and you're the best, why you getting booed out of the arena?

    MM down there getting no love at FLW but hes subbing up BJJ legends and finishing fools at any minute of the fight.

    If Twood fougt more like a MM and used all of his advantages with a constant onslaught looking to end it at all times, THEN he can start to call himself the GOAT. Until then not a Tyron fan and his GOAT claims are ridiculous
     
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    He is. He knows once he loses, he'll most likely never get a title shot again.

    Though it takes two to tango; watching the 1st Thompson fight, if they didn't have that moment near the end of the 1st round, it would have being similar to the 1st round in the second fight. Overall it was a good fight, but it did have its moments were there was nothing really happening.

    The 2nd fight was not great - I don't think more can be said than that, imo.

    I think Woodley got an unfair amount of crap for the Maia fight. He did well to stuff those take downs, but he's looked pensive and nervous in those 3 fights for the most part and combine that with a lot of bitching and moaning, it doesn't go down well with fans.
     
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    Tyron can turn the hate around with Dana, fans, and other fighters with just a couple "Lawler-like" finshes.

    Shit if he were to HL reel a couple heads off in a row and make a statement, I guarantee nut hugging Dana would change his tune and jock Twood again.

    But as nice as that sounds Im not gonna happen
     
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    I think that´s the biggest problem, we all know he is capable of and has the potential to KO people stiff every fight if he tried harder..... but he doesn´t..... he seems satisfied performing that way.
     
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    Would you buy a Woodley headlined PPV based on what you've seen in his last few fights?
     
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    GSP won every round and took everyone down and outworked them. Woodley just circles for 5 rounds and hopes for a split decision win.
     
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