Tyron Woodley Squashes Beef With Dana White

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says he’s putting his rifts with UFC president Dana White behind him to focus on being the best champ he can be. Woodley, who’s often butted heads with White over his performances, his hot takes on race in MMA and other things, spoke to TMZ Sports to finally end his […]

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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says he’s putting his rifts with UFC president Dana White behind him to focus on being the best champ he can be.

Woodley, who’s often butted heads with White over his performances, his hot takes on race in MMA and other things, spoke to TMZ Sports to finally end his beef with the boss as he focuses on preparing for his next title defense (via Bloody Elbow):

“I’m squashing everything. I’m focusing on getting the shoulder together. One-by-one, everybody will get these hands. I don’t know the order. I don’t know who’s next. But I never wanted to bounce around and not continue to defend my belt. I’ve been here for a while and I plan on knocking everybody out.”

“I’m going to take a woosa,” Woodley continued. “So if you people want to know about the Dana beef, about the Frankenstein beef, about the Queefington beef, I don’t want to talk about it. I’m focusing on being successful.”

Woodley’s jabs at “Frankenstein” and “Queefington” are in reference to Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington, two welterweights who have been hounding Woodley and Dana White to get a title shot as vocally as possible.

In the past, White had called his welterweight champ a “drama queen,” leading to Woodley’s discussion of how black fighters and champions are treated compared to their white counterparts.

Do you see White and Woodley moving past their rift?

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Why Nate Diaz vs. Tyron Woodley Doesn’t Make Sense Right Now

Nate Diaz wants to fight Tyron Woodley and Tyron Woodley wants to fight Nate Diaz. The UFC reportedly seems to be open to the idea of the fight, though UFC president Dana White has shot the rumors down. But top welterweight contenders Rafael dos Anjos …

Nate Diaz wants to fight Tyron Woodley and Tyron Woodley wants to fight Nate Diaz. The UFC reportedly seems to be open to the idea of the fight, though UFC president Dana White has shot the rumors down. But top welterweight contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington aren’t having any of it. Both men […]

Colby Covington Says Woodley vs. RDA Would be PPV Nightmare

Colby Covington continues to trash Tyron Woodley and is even taking aim at Rafael dos Anjos. Woodley is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder. While his next defense isn’t booked, UFC president Dana White has…

Colby Covington continues to trash Tyron Woodley and is even taking aim at Rafael dos Anjos. Woodley is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder. While his next defense isn’t booked, UFC president Dana White has expressed interest in matching the 170-pound champion up with dos Anjos. This would be Woodley’s fourth title […]

UFC Title Contender Vows To Retire Tyron Woodley & Rafael dos Anjos

Colby Covington has his sights set on two big names, and he plans on retiring them. UFC President Dana White has gone on record by stating that former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is the clear front-runner to challenge current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley next. However, that has not stopped Covington from hovering […]

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Colby Covington has his sights set on two big names, and he plans on retiring them.

UFC President Dana White has gone on record by stating that former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is the clear front-runner to challenge current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley next.

However, that has not stopped Covington from hovering over this situation and seeing how he could leapfrog dos Anjos in line for a title shot.

Covington went on record in a recent interview that dos Anjos and Woodley are the only two names on his current list of fights to make.

He added that if he is given the chance to fight them, he would retire these fighters when he finally gets his hands on them.

“The list is really only two,” Covington told ESPN’s Five Rounds podcast (via ESPN). “That’s what I’ve earned in my career. There are only two fights to make for #NerdBash2018, these nerds I’m going to bash and retire, and that’s RDA and T-Woodley. Those storylines are already written,” he said.

Make no mistake about it, Woodley is still the top pick for Covington as he wants the title.

However, this has been that has unsuccessfully for quite some time now.  With RDA next line, Colby may have to wait just a little bit longer.

“Woodley is not a draw. He needs help selling a fight,” Covington said. “I’m his money fight. I’m the guy. If he fights me, there are going to be a massive amount of fans who want to see him knock me out. He can be a hero that way, and that’s what he wants to be. He’s trying to be a hero, but really he’s just a fake and a fraud.”

“I completely broke him,” Covington said. “I will take his soul in that Octagon and he will never fight again, mark my words. I guarantee it. You heard it here first. I completely dominated and owned him and he knows that. That’s why he’s avoided me,” concluded Covington.

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Colby Covington Vows To Dethrone ‘Race-Baiting’ Tyron Woodley

Controversial welterweight Colby Covington has made quite the name for himself both inside and outside of the cage last year, and this year appears to be no different. Covington has his sights set on welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and as usual, he won’t hold back while doing so. The welterweight contender called Woodley out for […]

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Controversial welterweight Colby Covington has made quite the name for himself both inside and outside of the cage last year, and this year appears to be no different.

Covington has his sights set on welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and as usual, he won’t hold back while doing so.

The welterweight contender called Woodley out for ‘race-baiting’ and vows to be the champion the people want (via Submission Radio):

“He let’s things get to his emotions. He’s literally a prima donna. That’s the perfect explanation for Tyron Woodley. He tries to racebait. The people that don’t like him and don’t wanna watch him for or think he’s boring, ‘Oh, they’re racist’. That’s his only claim now.

“So, he’s just trapped, he’s in a corner and he’s defeated before anything. The fans have completely gotten in his head and everybody’s under his skin. He doesn’t know how to handle the position he’s in now, but it’s okay, I’m gonna take over his position as welterweight champ and you will see the division be made great again.”

Covington (13-1) most recently defeated Demian Maia in October and has kept his name in the press ever since. Meanwhile, Woodley himself beat Maia at UFC 214 and is due for a title defense after recovering from shoulder surgery for the torn labrum he suffered in the fight.

However, Covington will have to navigate his way around fellow contenders Rafael Dos Anjos, Santiago Ponzinibbio, and Darren Till in order to get a fight with the champion, and he may just have to face off with surging contender Kamaru Usman before he fights any of them.

Who would you like to see Woodley defend his belt against next? Should Covington be the next fighter in line for a shot?

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Rising Welterweight Contender Rips Colby Covington

The welterweight division is currently at a high point, as a plethora of young and hungry contenders have emerged. One of those contenders is Kamaru Usman, who has somewhat quietly put together a six-fight winning streak in the UFC. He’ll look to continue that winning streak on the main card of this weekend’s (Jan. 14, […]

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The welterweight division is currently at a high point, as a plethora of young and hungry contenders have emerged.

One of those contenders is Kamaru Usman, who has somewhat quietly put together a six-fight winning streak in the UFC. He’ll look to continue that winning streak on the main card of this weekend’s (Jan. 14, 2018) UFC Fight Night 124 against Emil Meek, but that wasn’t supposed to be his original matchup.

In fact, according to Usman, the UFC was first interested in booking him in a main event bout against outspoken red-hot contender Colby Covington:

“A lot of people don’t know, but (Covington and I) were supposed to be the main event for this card, which is why it took so long for (the UFC) to get a main event scheduled,” Usman told MMAjunkie. “But, once again, he declined the fight, so here we are. You can run, but you can’t hide forever.”

Due to his brash personality, many fighters have begun to take shots aimed at Covington, but Usman said that the two have a history and that a fight between them is ‘fate’:

“I believe this fight is fate. It has been written,” Usman said. “How much of a small world do we live in, where I’m a little boy born in Nigeria, a country of over 200 million people, in this small farm town, to get to the point where I immigrate here to America, to where I get to college and I cross paths with (Covington)?

“Me and Jon Jones crossed paths our senior year in high school. We met at senior nationals in a big wrestling tournament. After that, we became friends. He said he was going to go to school in Iowa – that’s great. We stayed in touch. In fall break, I went up to his school and spent time with him all fall break. We hung out all week. I stayed in his dorm, which happened to be the room that Colby Covington stayed in the following year when he moved there. How small of a world is that?

“To take things further, we both live in South Florida, probably 20 or 30 miles away from each other. We train at rival gyms. We have mutual friends, and I mean mutual friends that we talk to daily. So this is something that’s been set in stone. It’s been written.”

If Usman picks up another victory this weekend, he’ll certainly be in line for a big fight, and Covington could fit that bill with his high ranking added to their lengthy backstory listed above.

Would you like to see him and Covington mix it up?

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