Well, it looks like things between Tyron Woodley and Dana White might just get worse, before they get better…
If you followed the lead-up to UFC 209, then you know the welterweight was critical of the promotion and that Woodley also argued he’s the worst treated champ. White was asked to weigh-in on the comments, and he called Woodley a “drama queen”.
Shortly before UFC 209, it appeared as though the two had made amends, but since Woodley’s second fight with Stephen Thompson went down, things have headed south once again. Following Woodley’s majority decision win over “Wonderboy”, White told reporters that he believes the latter won the bout. In addition, White criticized Woodley for his performance, and noted it was far from the decisive win the champ had predicted.
“Dana White thought I won the first fight but he didn’t publicly come out and say he thought I won the first fight, so I thought it was a bit distasteful for the promoter to say he thought [Thompson] won the fight. That’s like me coming out and saying as a fighter that I don’t think he didn’t do a good job of promoting the fight. Which I don’t. I don’t think they’ve done a good job of promoting me as champion…”
Woodley proceeded to warn White that he’s going to be “a tough dude to deal with”. The outlet caught up with White for a response, and again, not surprisingly, the UFC boss man isn’t backing off.
“Tyron Woodley came out and said he was going to destroy Thompson and there would be no question he was the champ. Well guess what? There’s questions again.
“Let me tell you what…when you have a performance like you did at 209 and you get booed for 5 straight rounds and then people are booing so loud you can’t even do your interview, you should probably just take your lumps and move on…”
So, yeah. It’s going to be interesting, to say the least, what unfolds with Woodley over the coming weeks.