Tyron Woodley on His Beefs: ‘I’m Squashing Everything’

Tyron Woodley doesn’t want to carry the weight of his beefs for long. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion hasn’t been chummy with three individuals. Those three are UFC president Dana White, Rafael dos Anjos, and …

Tyron Woodley doesn’t want to carry the weight of his beefs for long. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion hasn’t been chummy with three individuals. Those three are UFC president Dana White, Rafael dos Anjos, and Colby Covington. Ending The Drama During his “Hollywood Beatdown” segment on TMZ, Woodley said he’s done with the […]

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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Tyron Woodley vs. Dana White Is A Fight Woodley Won’t Win

Before Tyron Woodley gets his money fight with Nate Diaz, he has to get by arguably the most imposing opponent of his UFC career to date: Dana White. The UFC president and the UFC welterweight champion have traded barbs in the media as of late, with Wo…

Before Tyron Woodley gets his money fight with Nate Diaz, he has to get by arguably the most imposing opponent of his UFC career to date: Dana White. The UFC president and the UFC welterweight champion have traded barbs in the media as of late, with Woodley claiming the UFC offered him a fight against Diaz […]

Matt Mitrione Says UFC ‘Can’t Get Out Of Its Own Way’ With Fighter Relations

After years of fighting in both the UFC and Bellator, Matt “Meathead” Mitrione knows both sides of the top levels of mixed martial arts (MMA). The former professional football player has always been an outspoken voice in the sport, and it got him into trouble with the UFC at times. But that didn’t stop him […]

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After years of fighting in both the UFC and Bellator, Matt “Meathead” Mitrione knows both sides of the top levels of mixed martial arts (MMA).

The former professional football player has always been an outspoken voice in the sport, and it got him into trouble with the UFC at times. But that didn’t stop him from voicing his concerns about fighter pay and treatment in the UFC, topics that are at the forefront of the current era despite not much, if anything, being done about them by fighters from a collective bargaining standpoint.

The UFC, and especially controversial president Dana White, seem to make headlines with each passing day about how poorly they compensate and accommodate athletes. When you hear White call a current champion “full of s**t” on live television, it’s hard to argue otherwise.

And not surprisingly, Mitrione has how own take on the subject. Having fought for both major MMA promotions, “Meathead” discussed the issue on this week’s episode of The MMA Hour, adding that the UFC is getting in its own way in terms of fighter relations:

“Freedom and obviously the sponsorship dollars. So, I am happy, I mean I can always be happier (with sponsorship ), but I am happy. It’s good business. It’s just nice, man. The UFC can not get out of its own way. I think it’s pretty evident in what they do, their consistent missteps.

“How they handle their guys, the media, like not giving the show money to that cat who made weight. Stuff like that, little tiny things that are just another notch against. I feel like they are, not in a colossal nose dive, but I do not think they are in the right spot. I feel like what Mr. Coker does very casually is what he needs to do to bring fans, eyes over to Bellator. And I think the production is completely different over at Bellator. It’s a spectacle, he took a page out of old Japanese MMA and made it bananas.”

Coker has made an impact on Bellator, especially in terms of Mitrione’s career, as he knocked out all-time legend Fedor Emelianenko last year in their cage.

But claiming he’s made it ‘bananas’ may be a bit of hyperbole meant to build up his new employer, because Bellator, like the UFC, isn’t blowing the roof off in terms of overall ratings during the last couple of MMA-slogged years.

That’s a moot point, however, and overall it seems that the fighters still in the UFC are reaching a breaking point in terms of pay and treatment. If they can eve get organized and do something about it remains to be seen.

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Rashad Evans Warns Tyron Woodley About Arguing With Dana White

10 years ago, Rashad Evans set the template for success for fighters like UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley; an excellent wrestling base with ever-improving boxing, “Suga” was one of the first wrestle-boxers of his time, and used his skills to win the UFC light heavyweight title. Evans sees a lot of similarities between Woodley and himself, […]

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10 years ago, Rashad Evans set the template for success for fighters like UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley; an excellent wrestling base with ever-improving boxing, “Suga” was one of the first wrestle-boxers of his time, and used his skills to win the UFC light heavyweight title.

Evans sees a lot of similarities between Woodley and himself, and not just in terms of ability and style. Both men have crossed UFC President Dana White in the past, and Evans says Woodley shouldn’t even bother going down that road.

The former light heavyweight champion broke down his reasoning during an appearance on The MMA Hour this week:

“At this point, he can’t win this because he fights for the UFC. Dana is the president of the UFC, there’s no way he can win this. Feel the way you feel, but you gotta know whenever the conversation comes up that Dana said this — don’t even address it. Don’t go down that road. I took too many years off my fighting career arguing with Dana: trying to fight Shogun, trying to get a fight with this guy, trying to do all this stuff, but at the end of the day, it didn’t matter that much.

“I just lost time. What do you gain from being right to Dana White? Nothing, you lose a lot. Whether you’re right or wrong you lose. Why even play with it if you want to be a fighter — especially when two of your revenue streams are tied to things that he controls.”

Recently, Woodley has butted heads with White over a number of issues, including his performances against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, his take on race relations in MMA, and his outspoken nature in general.

Woodley has a massive platform as a UFC analyst for FOX Sports and has used that platform to go toe-to-toe with the president, which Evans sees as a pointless battle.

Evans mentioned his past rifts with White, specifically his desire to fight Shogun Rua, which never came to fruition, as well as other fights he’s desired but that White ultimately shut down. Evans says his rifts with White seriously affected his career at times, and the same could happen to Woodley, too.

Do you agree with Evans in that Woodley is fighting a losing battle against the most powerful man MMA – whether he’s right or wrong?

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Rashad Evans Offers Career Advice to Tyron Woodley

Rashad Evans has been down the path Tyron Woodley is on. Woodley is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder. Evans held UFC gold in the light heavyweight division. Woodley feels he isn’t being treated fairly by…

Rashad Evans has been down the path Tyron Woodley is on. Woodley is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder. Evans held UFC gold in the light heavyweight division. Woodley feels he isn’t being treated fairly by UFC president Dana White. Neither did Evans. Guidance During a recent appearance on MMAFighting.com‘s “The MMA […]