UFC president Dana White and Jake Shields have a big difference of opinion when it comes to the welterweight’s latest win. Shields took a split-decision win over Tyron Woodley at UFC 161, but the boss was quick to state he felt Woodley was robbed.
Shields didn’t seem to agree with the UFC president.
“I landed a lot more strikes, and I was pressing the fight,” said Shields on MMA Junkie Radio. “He didn’t throw many punches. He landed a couple leg kicks. I just felt like I won it off pushing the fight. I was trying to make something happen. I didn’t feel like he was coming after me trying to take the fight.”
It was Shields’ return since a suspension for a banned substance last August. What led to the suspension was never made public due to privacy rules set in Colorado. He improves to 28-6.
The loss made Woodley 1-1 for the UFC since he joined from Strikeforce. His UFC debut lasted under a minute, before finishing Jay Hieron.
Shields-Woodley closed the prelims of UFC 161.