Tyron Woodley

UFC president Dana White voiced his frustration with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s boring performance at UFC 214, and now he’s found himself amidst a heated feud. White called out Woodley for not finishing his fight against Demian Maia, in which Woodley retained his welterweight title via a relatively boring unanimous decision.

White said, via MMA Fighting:

“I believe that Woodley could’ve finished that in the first round, and if not, he definitely could’ve finished it in the second round. If you had a remote control for that guy, he’s a freak of nature, he’d be an incredible fighter. Listen, it’s easy to say a win is a win but when you get booed out of an arena, that means people don’t want to watch you fight, you know. And that’s how you make a living. It’s not good if people don’t want to watch you fight.”

During an appearance on Monday’s episode “The MMA Hour,” Woodley demanded an apology from White and added an ultimatum. If Woodley doesn’t get his public apology, he’ll start leaking sensitive information about White and UFC.

From MMA Fighting:

“I’m owed a public apology. You’re going to publicly scrutinize me, Dana White? You publicly need to apologize to me.

“I’ve done nothing but good stuff for the sport. I’ve done nothing but be a good model for the f*cking organization. I go out there and I fight with integrity. I covered your sport from the FOX desk a week before my fight. I always uphold my responsibilities to the organization. It’s timeout for that. The word behind ‘business’ is ‘man.’ You need to be a man, you owe me a public apology. And if I don’t get that, I’m going to start leaking some sh*t that people don’t want to be out in the wind. I’m not even kidding about that.”

Asked to clarify what he meant about leaks, Woodley declined to elaborate.

“They know what I’m referring to. I’m due a public apology,” he said.

White also said fans wouldn’t want to see Woodley fight again, and he may not be wrong. Many fans booed Woodley for the dull performance.

We’ll see if Woodley gets his apology. And if not, we’ll see if he delivers on his ultimatum.

[MMA Fighting]

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