Wow, we can’t wait to for you to see what Tyron Woodley just said about UFC president Dana White…
This week, Tyron Woodley didn’t forget what White said so he clapped back calling out White on Ariel Helwani Monday edition of The MMA Hour.
Woodley FIRED BACK:
“How is Dana White gonna call me a drama queen? He’s the biggest drama queen. I learned from the best.”
Woodley clarified what he meant, starting off saying that he thought it was “funny” White said that about him.
“I just think that we’ve seen Dana, if you get Dana mad, he gets really mad. And then really quickly — I think he’s mad at so many people, I think he forgets he’s mad at you. And he almost just wipes it from his memory. I thought it was actually kind of funny when he called me a drama queen.”
Tyron Woodley will be defending his welterweight belt in a rematch against Stephen Thompson at UFC 209 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
White’s conversation with ESPN Radio’s Russillo and Kanell centered around Woodley’s comments about feeling that racism within the UFC and how MMA fans treat him. Of course Dana White disagreed with Woodley’s assessment, because he’s NOT a black man. He doesn’t see or feel the racism that a man who is black has to deal with and dust off on the daily.
White said (through a white man’s eyes):
“He’s a smart guy, he’s a good-looking kid. “He’s explosive. He’s got knockout power. But he’s a bit of a drama queen. That’s not what people want to hear. People don’t want to hear that. And then what he does is he’ll start fighting and arguing with people on social media. Then he wonders why when we show up to a press conference, the whole crowd is booing him. They’re not booing him because he’s black. There’s tons of black guys fighting in the UFC, you know what I mean?”
Then, White said Woodley should be more like lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Once again another white man in the UFC talking about another white man.
“I didn’t take it personal. I think what he was saying is that he feels as if some of the treatment that I was talking about and some of the buzz, he thinks that if I was more like Conor I would be a bigger star. Well, guess what? I will never be anything like Conor. So if that’s what it takes to be a star, then I will never be a star. You can’t tell a man to be like another man. That’s just not who I am. I just will never be it.”
The reason why Woodley is voicing his opinion on the racism in the UFC is because he was hoping for a change. Woodley said the UFC did reach out to him about things he has said on ESPN and other places. Tyron Woodley said “That was the goal,” all along, and he is happy how things are working out.