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Tyron Woodley Blasts Dana White Over Criticism of UFC 209 Victory (Video)
Tyron Woodley earned a $500,000 payday by successfully defending his UFC welterweight title against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at UFC 209 on Saturday. Unfortunately, UFC president Dana White doesn’t think he deserved it.
White went on the record this week saying he thought Thompson won three of the five rounds against Woodley on Saturday night. Needless to say, Woodley didn’t appreciate White’s comment. And on Monday, in an interview with TMZ Sports, he didn’t hold back.
“I thought it was a bit distasteful for the promoter to say he thought [Thompson] won the fight. That’s like me coming out as a fighter and saying, ‘I don’t think you did a good job promoting the fight,’ which I don’t. I don’t think they did a good job promoting me as champion.”
Woodley then vowed that “he’s going to be a tough dude to deal with” going forward.
Naturally, after speaking to Woodley, TMZ reached out to Dana White to see if he would like to respond. And he did.
“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 five 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. Get your next fight as fast as you can and try to put that performance behind you.”
White then reminded everyone who’s the boss at UFC.
“There’s one guy around here who calls the shots and as soon as you learn that, the better off you’ll be.”
I don’t think he was talking about Conor McGregor.
Hat Tip – [TMZ]