Woodley was knocked out in the fourth round of a back and forward fight by Nate Marquardt. However Woodley admits the pain inflicted on his body was nothing in comparision to the pain he felt when he saw Marquardt wearing the belt.
“I didn’t see myself losing against Nate. I didn’t necessarily try to protect my undefeated record. I didn’t see myself going undefeated for my entire career.That would have been great, but for me, I just thought I was faster. I thought that using my timing, using my hands, using my speed and using my wrestling, you know I didn’t want to do a whole lot of taking down and wrestling. He was waiting on that, he was ready for that. I got a fat lip, my legs are a little sore, he got a couple leg kicks in. Just frustrated. No pain in my body takes away from the fact that I look at him and I feel like he’s wearing my belt. Kudos to the guy, he came out hard. He took some good shots as well. We went out there and fought hard, he came out on top today so there’s nothing you can take from the guy.”
Prior to the Marquardt bout Woodley held a perfect record of (10-0) with victories over the likes of Tarec Saffiedine and Paul Daley. Woodley will no doubt be looking to get back to winning ways as soon as possible.
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