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Is Tyron Woodley even a fighter?

I'm not making this post to contend the definition of what "fighting" really means. Tyron Woodley is legally an MMA fighter, and what he does for a living is technically a combat sport. But when you watch him fight, can you honestly say that anything he does resembles a person engaged in a fight?

I don't necessarily have a problem with guys who like to use their wrestling to grind out their opponents. However, the word "grind" is about 100 times to rough to describe Woodley's style. He's content to do nothing more than hold the top position and avoid mounting any significant offense. His pitter-patter ground and pound is an insult to actual strikes. It's so bad that it was one of the few times where I've actually changed the channel, because a fight was so unenjoyable.

As I said, I'm not one to get particularly bothered when I watch a wrestlefucking. At least in most of those situations, the wrestler is trying to mount some kind of offense, and given the opportunity, they would jump at the chance to end the fight. Whatever the opposite of that is, Tryon does. His style is meant to game a set of rules that favors his style, and to win while not actually fighting. Personally, I don't think I will ever watch him fight again.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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