Tyron Woodley: ‘I Think the Fans Don’t Respect Jiu Jitsu in Our Sport’


UFC Champion, Tyron Woodley doesn’t believe fans of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans appreciate Jiu Jitsu or wrestling.

The 170-pound champion had this to say on Demian Maia and Jiu Jitsu in the sport of MMA.

“I think for my legacy, it’s a big step but I think the fans don’t respect jiu-jitsu in our sport. It’s not me, I’m not discrediting Demian Maia at all. What I’m saying is that, our fans wanna watch these high-paced, back-and-forth, bloody, gory, punching, striking, kicking exchanges. That’s what they envision a good MMA fight being. They don’t appreciate the wrestling, the ground-and-pound. They don’t appreciate the jiu-jitsu or the exchanges and sweeps.”