Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has criticized UFC commentator Joe Rogan for failing to call out certain things during the UFC 248 main event.
Ariel Helwani recently shared a quote on his Instagram from the UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, in which he detailed how he had planned to finish the challenger Yoel Romero in their fight at UFC 248.
“My plan was to flying knee him in the face. I had three ways of finishing him. That was one of them. I was probing him, I was attacking him, but he never countered back… It was the weirdest rhythm of a fight.”
Tyron Woodley responded to the post with a comment, apparently criticizing UFC commentator Joe Rogan for not calling out the lack of aggression from Adesanya. He has previously criticized the UFC commentator for mentioning inactivity during Woodley’s fights.
“Funny how no one got into Rogan’s ear piece and let him know he broke the record for least amount of strikes thrown in a title fight. No shitting on their prima donna. Just excuses and exceptions. How convenient.” Woodley wrote.
Woodley has been criticized in the past for his lack of aggression in some fights, particularly his bout against Demian Maia at UFC 214, where he set the record for the least strikes thrown in a title fight, at the time. He received similar criticism for his fight against “Wonderboy” Stephen Thomson and clearly feels like he has been singled out.
Tyron Woodley is expected to return to action against the No. 4 ranked Leon Edwards at UFC London later this month.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 11th March, 2020.