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Tyron Woodley - Conversations With Dana White Is In A Good Situation

Tyron Woodley - Conversations With Dana White Is In A Good Situation

UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley said  his relationship with UFC president Dana White is in a good state despite his comments after His UFC title defense on Saturday. He demanded an apology from the UFC president for his discouraging comments after his fight, threatening "leaking some s--- that people don't want to be out in the wind.".

He said he has spoken to White for two days now and he's been satisfied with it
"There was some yelling back and forth," 
Woodley said. "At the end of the conversation, I felt pretty comfortable. It ended on a positive note. Two men can talk on the phone and maybe not agree on everything, but at least respect each other.

"I still feel he should apologize publicly, but I'm not going to hold my breath. The conversation ended with respect and that was really my goal. Dana knows all about talking off emotion. I went a little (crazy) and was talking off emotion, too. Did I really plan on leaking stuff? Probably not. But at the time, I was mad and it sounded good."

Woodley (18-3-1) has received enough criticism in his title defenses this year, which he has done back to back against top fighters in his division the most recent against Demian Maia, who is one of the top contenders in his division but since his fights lacked knock-down, drag-out action.

Woodley maintained that his fight are pleasing to his coaches. especially since he suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder early on.

"I don't fight safe, I fight smart," Woodley said. "I've watched the fight several times and I feel the same way I did when I walked out of the cage.

"I fight with a game plan, but sometimes you have an audible. In this fight we had one. Were there times that I thought I could knock him out? Yes. But I had to do an audible because my shoulder wouldn't let me throw the overhand right."

Woodley didn't really move the crowd with his performance at the UFC 214 and for that, as a sort of punishment for the performance, White has stated the UFC intends to book a middleweight championship fight between Canadian star Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping which is who he had wanted to face.

But the MMA fighter said he has no grudge against White despite his comments saying the former Champion wouldn't love to face him.
"That was never going to happen," Woodley said. "My fight played no factor in that.

"I want Georges to know there's no shame in his game. I'm not saying he's scared. He's not coming back for a belt or to be the best. He's coming back for big-money fights. He sees a sport in which he helped the pay-per-view model grow and he wants to get on it. There's no shame in that. But don't say you're here for any other reason.

"For me, it's about the legacy, being the best fighter and a champion who takes all comers. I'm going to make more money outside the Octagon, after my career, than I make in it. But it's making it difficult for me to achieve my goals when I have unnecessary stumbling blocks like my promoter saying damaging comments about me."
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