UFC chief Dana White and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley clash again over potential Nate Diaz fight
White hits out at Woodley’s comments over a potential UFC 222 showdown with Nate Diaz
“I think it’s way more likely than people realise,” Woodley told ESPN earlier this week. “There are conversations about Nate and I fighting in July. The UFC has offered Nate that fight. They just have to make it worth his while.
“I think I’ll fight Nate this year, and I think it will be my return to the Octagon. If I had to bet the house on it, that’s my next opponent.”
Woodley appeared on TMZ Sports on Tuesday night and publicly challenged Diaz as he laid out his plans for the future.
However, White ridiculed those claims in an appearance on UFC Tonight on Wednesday saying there were no such plans in place.
“[Woodley’s] full of s***,” White said. “That fight was never made, you couldn’t be more wrong, he couldn’t be more full of s***, and it’s absolutely not true. It’s so not true that our lawyer hit him up today and said he needs to stop saying these kind of things, because it’s absolutely not true.”
It took just a couple of hours for Woodley to fire back at his boss, taking to social media suggesting Diaz could back up his claims.
Woodley fired back lambasting White for his lack of support.
“I don’t care so much about the fans, but when your job title is promoter, promote your f****** fighters. Promote your champion,” Woodley said.
“You need to be a man, and owe me a public apology. And if I don’t get that, I’m going to start leaking some s*** that people don’t want to be out in the wind. I’m not kidding about that,” Woodley added.