MMA community reacts to controversial Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson fight

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In the co-main event of UFC 205, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley stepped into the Octagon in hopes of defending his welterweight title for the first time.

Woodley was quick to take Stephen Thompson down in the first round, landing some ground & pound to bloody up Wonderboy’s face. Thompson went on to pick Woodley apart, pressuring the champ against the cage in the second and third rounds. In the fourth round, things got interesting as Woodley dropped Thompson, nearly finishing him via KO before then nearly finishing the fight via submission. Somehow, Thompson managed to survive the round, and then come back in the fifth in impressive fashion as he outstruck Woodley.

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When the fight went to the judges scorecards, the decision was read as a majority decision win for Woodley. It was then changed to a majority draw, with Woodley retaining the welterweight championship.

Immediately, Twitter went wild with reactions regarding the fight.

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