Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley parts ways with the promotion after eight year stay

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Former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley has parted ways with the UFC after an eight-year stay, and a fifteen-fight tenure.

Arriving from the now-defunct Strikeforce organization in 2013, Woodley amassed a 9-6-1 record during his time with the UFC, in which he scored the undisputed welterweight championship, before scoring three successful title knockbacks. Sources close to Fight Bananas confirmed that Woodley has parted ways with the organization.
The Roufusport mainstay has suffered four consecutive losses since his final successful title defence against Darren Till back in September of 2018 at UFC 228.
Dropping the crown to incumbent gold holder, UFC 261 headliner, Kamaru Usman, Woodley suffered a one-sided unanimous decision loss to the Auchi wrestler at UFC 235 in March of 2019. The defeat would mark the beginning of a disappointing four-fight skid for the veteran, which included one-sided losses to former title challenger, Gilbert Burns, as well as one-time interim champion, Colby Covington.
At UFC 260 in March, Woodley began with an aggressive output against Vicente Luque, ultimately suffering a first-round Brabo choke defeat to the surging contender. The outing came as the final on Woodley’s contest.
The St. Louis native, who turned 39-years-old recently, scored notable promotional victories over the likes of Josh Koscheck, Carlos Condit, Dong Hyun Kim, Kelvin Gastelum, Robbie Lawler, Stephen Thompson, and Demian Maia.
During his time under the Scott Coker-led Strikeforce banner, Woodley would manage to notch eye-catching wins over the likes of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert, Andre Galvao, veteran knockout ace, Paul Daley, as well as UFC alum, Jordan Mein.

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