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Tyron Woodley refuses to quit UFC despite suffering broken rib in third straight loss to Colby Covington

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TYRON WOODLEY is 'not giving it up' after facing calls to retire following defeat against Colby Covington.

Woodley suffered his third consecutive loss last weekend, having been stopped in round five of his grudge match against Covington.

But the defiant former champion - who suffered a broken rib in the fight - is not ready to hang the gloves up yet and vowed to go back to the drawing board.

Woodley, 38 said on Instagram: “I’m not retiring – I’m not giving it up.

“I’m not switching all my coaches up. I’m not changing the continent I live on. I’m not doing all that.

“Some s*** didn’t happen and guess what? I don’t know why it didn’t happen. I did everything to make it happen.

"Now we just take a deep breath and see what’s next.”

Woodley lost the welterweight title against Kamaru Usman, 33, last year before Gilbert Burns, 34, beat him in May.

But for the first time in his UFC career, the American was finished before the bell.

Woodley's rib 'popped out' in the final round of his headliner against Covington, 38, later revealing the excruciating injury with an X-ray.

He was left yelling in pain and received treatment while still flat on the canvas, unable to move.

After the dominant defeat, UFC president Dana White called for Woodley to call it a day.

White said: “I think that he should start thinking about hanging it up.

“He’s had a great career, he’s had a great run. He’s made money.”

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