UFC champion Tyron Woodley is demanding a public apology from boss man Dana White. Woodley took exception to criticism leveled against him by the UFC President regarding his victory over Demian Maia at UFC 214 on Saturday in Anaheim, California.
Woodley’s comments came during the Monday edition of The MMA Hour, via ESPN.com’s Greg Rosenstein
“If you’re going to publicly scrutinize me—Dana White—he needs to apologize to me. I’ve done nothing but good stuff for the sport. I’ve done nothing but be a good [role] model for the organization. I fight with f–king integrity. I covered your sport from the Fox desk a week before my fight. I always uphold my responsibilities with the organization. The word behind business is ‘man.’ 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–t that people don’t want to be out in the wind. I’m not kidding about that.”
While Woodley retained his title in a unanimous decision, White thought the champion should’ve sealed the victory much earlier.
“[Maia] had one eye in the first round and you’re [Woodley] faster, you’re stronger, your hands are better, you’re explosive,” White said, per MMA Fighting’s Danny Segura. “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.”
Still, what irked him the most was that White — who is supposed to be promoting him — actually tried to tear him down. As a result, he demanded a public apology from his boss … or else.
Shit just got real.