I think he is a very reasonable person and he always backs up what he feels like with guess what... reasonable arguments! I get it, he ''whines too much'' but he is only looking for his own well-being and he is not a yes-man to Dana nor the UFC, the guy always fights the top contenders, he fought 4 times from July 2016 to 2017, and sure, the Maia fight wasn't a barnburner nor the Wonderboy rematch but if you listen to his podcast with Joe Rogan he explains what happens .. a) Wonderboy is hard as hell to prepare for. He did what he could with his skillset, it took him months and a lot of money to prepare for him by bringing a lot of TKD and Karate guys. I respect so much the preparation that goes into a fight like that and the fact that striking-wise he had a lot less tools than WB and still won the fights. b) He gets shit for the decision in the second WB fight, yeah well - to my eyes Robbie Lawler shouldn't have even been the champion in the first place (Hendricks beat him the second time too) nor have defended it vs. Condit (a robbery). c) Previous to the Maia fight he said he didn't really use his left hand for power shots because of his chronically injured shoulder and during the fight he injured it to the point where he could only throw straight punches - so he played it safe because: he couldn't properly grapple with one arm, nor felt like pushing the striking, keeping the belt was the priority no matter what, I can't bash a dude for that. d) In the Kelvin fight the guy missed weight by 10 lbs - safe to say he had an advantage over him, not because of the size (Tyron's a big guy himself) but the effort that takes to make the weight cut. As a fight fan I empathize with the struggles of Tyron - the guy always prepares correctly for his opponents, puts the work in on FOX, takes his job seriously and is only looking to better his position and cement his legacy - he does everything a fighter is supposed to do. Hey . . he's not as flashy as Conor, not as good of a trash talker, his style is boring many times, etc. but the fact that he's not that big of a star speaks about the problems of the sport - I'm not saying Conor should not be a star, but Woodley should be right up there as well - he's not owner of the traits we love about Conor but he does do everything we bash the Irishman for. In the podcast he comes across as self-conscious and salty but to me his openness towards everything and also the dedication against his opponents and the way he approaches at challenges from every possible angle is so fascinating and commendable. Try to appreciate the dude, I think the japanese crowds would love him.