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Tyron Woodley: Jon Jones Called Me Personally to Offer Assistance in Fight Against Colby Covington

Ultimate Fighting Championship interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has made his fair share of enemies along the way during his UFC career, including his former college roommate Jon Jones.
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Colby Covington: ‘Fraud’ Tyron Woodley Trying to Leverage UFC for One Last ‘Money Fight’

In a logical world, the winner of the interim welterweight title bout between Colby Covington and Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 would be in line to face reigning champion Tyron Woodley late in 2018.
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Midnight Mania! Mike Perry Calls Woodley ‘My N****’, Woodley Doesn’t Care

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So… Mike Perry is really excited to be able to say the N-word. He posted this tweet after going live with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on Instagram. Perry, who says the N-word is in his vocabulary from growing up in Flint, Michigan, recently took a DNA test that found 2% sub-saharan African genetics. He says this gives him a pass to use the word.

Woodley, though? He doesn’t mind. He thinks it’s funny. He did take some time to explain the difference between a racially-motivated slur and Perry’s use of the word… it’s evident from the reference to the recent Kendrick Lamar concert that they don’t completely agree on the use of the word.

Woodley, who is from Ferguson, Missouri, has previously pointed out discrepancies in treatment from fans and the UFC due to his race.

It shouldn’t need to be said, but hundreds of years of an American racial caste system, only officially ended fifty years ago, is the reason the n-word is considered an extremely offensive racial slur. As a current resident of the American South, I can confirm that, contrary to what I naively believed growing up, plenty of white people still hold the same deeply racist views towards black people their parents held. And, of course, the socio-economic status of black people has never caught up to white people, who have a median net worth 10 times that of black families.

Perry, a professional fighter, is right that most people won’t do anything when he uses the word. That approach is not recommended for the average white person. Don’t try this at home, kids.


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Kamaru Usman Lobbies for Title Shot: ‘I Just Dominated Maia Better Than Tyron Woodley’

Kamaru Usman has compiled one of the quietest eight-bout UFC winning streaks in recent memory, but he has big plans after earning the signature victory of his career.
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Kamaru Usman Lobbies for Title Shot: ‘I Just Dominated Maia Better Than Tyron Woodley’

Kamaru Usman has compiled one of the quietest eight-bout UFC winning streaks in recent memory, but he has big plans after earning the signature victory of his career.
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Woodley Explains Why Mayweather Smokes Most UFC Fighters Inside The Cage

Retired boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been teasing a “billion-dollar comeback” in combat sports. But he won’t be lacing up the mitts in the “sweet science.” Instead, the pugilist known as “Money” claims he’ll be transitioning to mixed martial arts (MMA).

Where he can probably beat most Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters.

That’s according to current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who explains why Mayweather holds a distinct advantage inside the cage, despite having no experience in wrestling or jiu-jitsu.

“Floyd Mayweather’s one of the best strikers of all-time,” Woodley told TMZ Sports. “How many guys in the UFC that can’t wrestle and can’t grapple that consider themselves a standup fighter, but they have to stand across one of the greatest strikers ever, they gonna be in a world of smoke.”

And like Sidney told Billy back in ‘92, you either smoke, or you get smoked.

Woodley, who already volunteered to train Mayweather for a career in MMA, has beef with “Money’s” current UFC rival, Conor McGregor. “Notorious” tried to start some static at the UFC 205 weigh ins (more on that here).

The odds of Mayweather actually fighting inside the Octagon are currently idling on the corner of Slim & None, but the chances of the 41 year-old boxer doing it against McGregor are even more remote.

Not that we should let that stand in the way of a good headline.

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Tyron Woodley Needs to Chill the Heck Out

If you’re an exciting fighter – a dominant fighter, with a UFC belt around your waist and legions of fans – you can get away with a lot.

If you’re a boring fighter with a bad attitude, well, that’s a different story altogether.

Tyron Woodley is the UFC’s welterweight king. He thinks he’s the former kind of fighter; sadly, he’s the latter.

Since winning the championship by knocking out Robbie Lawler, Woodley has fought Stephen Thompson to a draw, won a decision against Thompson, and beat Demian Maia via decision. You know what kind of championship fight sucks the most? Those kinds.

Which makes Woodley one of the those types of fighters that no fans get excited for, a paradox of fighting prowess and sucky-ness that causes the UFC more problems than he’s worth.

So it’s pretty laughable whenever Woodley tries to angle for the “big money” fights he doesn’t deserve while dissing the worthy challengers. And it’s hilarious when he gripes that the UFC isn’t treating him right. Sure, not everyone can be a Conor McGregor and make millions of dollars for their bosses because they resonate with the fans… but you don’t see heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic or bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes acting bitter all the time.

Last week Woodley claimed that the UFC was considering a bout featuring him against Nate Diaz. Dana White refuted that claim in typical Dana White fashion, and now Woodley is in full complain-mode.

As per Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” (h/t MMAFighting):

To Woodley, all he was saying was that he thinks the fight could happen. He never said that there was a bout 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.”

You know what, Tyron? Be the dominant champ we expect you to be and win some fans. Until then, chill the heck out.

No one likes a complainer.

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Tyron Woodley Needs to Chill the Heck Out

If you’re an exciting fighter – a dominant fighter, with a UFC belt around your waist and legions of fans – you can get away with a lot.

If you’re a boring fighter with a bad attitude, well, that’s a different story altogether.

Tyron Woodley is the UFC’s welterweight king. He thinks he’s the former kind of fighter; sadly, he’s the latter.

Since winning the championship by knocking out Robbie Lawler, Woodley has fought Stephen Thompson to a draw, won a decision against Thompson, and beat Demian Maia via decision. You know what kind of championship fight sucks the most? Those kinds.

Which makes Woodley one of the those types of fighters that no fans get excited for, a paradox of fighting prowess and sucky-ness that causes the UFC more problems than he’s worth.

So it’s pretty laughable whenever Woodley tries to angle for the “big money” fights he doesn’t deserve while dissing the worthy challengers. And it’s hilarious when he gripes that the UFC isn’t treating him right. Sure, not everyone can be a Conor McGregor and make millions of dollars for their bosses because they resonate with the fans… but you don’t see heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic or bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes acting bitter all the time.

Last week Woodley claimed that the UFC was considering a bout featuring him against Nate Diaz. Dana White refuted that claim in typical Dana White fashion, and now Woodley is in full complain-mode.

As per Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” (h/t MMAFighting):

To Woodley, all he was saying was that he thinks the fight could happen. He never said that there was a bout 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.”

You know what, Tyron? Be the dominant champ we expect you to be and win some fans. Until then, chill the heck out.

No one likes a complainer.

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Dana White: Tyron Woodley ‘Couldn’t Be More Full of S—t’ About Nate Diaz Fight

Just like he did in December, UFC President Dana White is denying Tyron Woodley’s claims that a fight with Nate Diaz is in the works.
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Midnight Mania! Dana White calls Tyron Woodley full of shit, Woodley fires back

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Despite Dana White’s strong feelings about it, Tyron Woodley continues to push for this Nate Diaz fight. Nate wants the bout too, telling ESPN.com:

“I’m getting to the point where I’m sick of not fighting. I’m not getting any younger,” Diaz told ESPN. “I put that tweet out saying I wanted to fight in May or June, but I didn’t say who because I was weighing my options. And now, Woodley is my best option.

”I see him on TMZ every week, talking about me. I’m like, ‘What the f—? If that’s what you want to do.’ It’s not really my weight class, but I’m with it. I think it’s my title we’re fighting for. If he’s the one calling me out, whose title are we fighting for? Who’s the real champion here?”

Diaz is right about Woodley calling him (literally) on TMZ.

Dana fired back with all the scorn he could muster, telling UFC Tonight that the welterweight champion is full of shit. Via MMAFighting.com:

“[Woodley’s] full of sh*t,” White said. “That fight was never made, you couldn’t be more wrong, he couldn’t be more full of sh*t, and it’s absolutely not true. It’s so not true that our lawyer hit him up today and said he needs to stop saying these kind of things, because it’s absolutely not true.”

“Dos Anjos is the fight we’re looking at for Woodley,” White said. “That’s the fair fight, he just won a great fight against Robbie Lawler and looked good and what I love about that fight is dos Anjos will bring it. He will come after Tyron Woodley and it will be a great fight. That’s the fight that’s gonna happen.”

White also repeated his talking point that Diaz had turned down several fights with lightweight opponents:

“We’ve offered Nate Diaz five or six fights in the last several months and he’s turned them all down,” White said. “I’ve said many times over the last several months that I don’t see Nate Diaz fighting. Will he fight this year? Maybe he’ll come out and see he wants to fight eventually, but no, he’s turned down every fight we’ve offered.“

Woodley wasn’t long in responding to Dana White, and he certainly has a point.

White, not unlike the current United States President, does have a long and frequent history of factually incorrect and misleading statements. Among many other examples, he said Anderson Silva would not be fighting Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 (hours before the bout was announced), and most memorably denied the UFC was being sold for 4 billion dollars, including releasing a memo to his employees to that effect. (Many of those employees were subsequently let go.)

In this case, Tyron Woodley is angling for a bout which, divisionally, makes very little sense, but from a promotional standpoint, might very well make sense. Given the direction WME-IMG have taken in these cases lately, it does seem possible Woodley is right.


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Some Wednesday trash talk between Tyron Woodley and Rafael Dos Anjos also went down:

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