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Tyron Woodley didn't take off for any resort to celebrate his win at UFC 171.
The welterweight contender was at his American Top Team-affiliated gym in St. Louis on Monday morning working. Not working out, but working.
Following the biggest win of his career, a second-round TKO over Carlos Condit last weekend, Woodley (13-2) is not content to sit around and hope for a UFC title shot. He made full media rounds, voluntarily, on Monday to plead his case.
He felt inclined to do so, partially because it seems as though many observers aren't willing to give him full credit for the win. The fight ended when Condit suffered a knee injury, which appeared to initially occur during a Woodley takedown.
Woodley can't comprehend why the victory is being tagged with an asterisk.
"I went out there and took the fight to him," Woodley told ESPN. "I beat him up.
"I went back and watched film and was like, 'What are people talking about?' He was coming back? Where? Show me where he had me in a bad position. Show me where he had me on the ropes or hurt. He was on his back, remember that?"
Woodley said he was guaranteed a title shot with a win over Condit. If need be, he is willing to sit and wait for it against newly crowned Johny Hendricks.
Asked how he would feel about an official No.1 contender's fight, Woodley responded, "That's the fight I was just in."
"I want the people to hear why I believe I'm next in line," Woodley said. "I think once fans and media hear everybody's story and lay them out across the table, mine should stick out more than the rest."
This article originally appeared on ESPN.com