Tyron Woodley Plans Sitdown With Dana
Following a week where both Tyron Woodley and Dana White accused the other of lying, it seems the UFC welterweight champion is looking to have a sit down with his boss.
As reported by MMA Fighting Woodley, spoke with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, and claimed that he and White spoke after White claimed Woodley was “full of it” when appearing on FS1’s UFC Tonight. Woodley told Helwani that the two have sit-down meeting planned for next week in Las Vegas.
Woodley claimed last week in an interview with ESPN that he was in talks for a potential fight with Nate Diaz, and it would be more likely than people would think. White claimed that Woodley was lying about the idea of a Diaz fight being in the works, which set Woodley off.
“I was really pissed off,” Woodley said. … “I could see if it was a situation that I literally just made up.”
Woodley attempted to clarify his comments, saying that he thinks the fight could happen, and that he never claimed there was an agreement or specific negotiations going on. Woodley said he thinks White went too far in essentially calling him a liar.
“That’s a little bit harsh, a little bit hardcore for somebody who is wearing the belt of your organization, that people and young fighters aspire to enter the UFC, they aspire to be UFC champion,” Woodley said. “I don’t think many people are going to aspire to be the champion when they see how champions are treated. And they see that the non-champions and the people that are unprofessional — middle-finger flicking, shit talking — they’re actually making the money.
“So what kind of picture are we trying to put out? I thought we were going in the direction to be parallel with the NFL, NHL, MLB and the other professional sports. It’s a circus until it comes to Tyron and now we want to go back to the old-school rubric. I got issues with that.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting