UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is never afraid to speak his mind, and lately that’s meant he’s been feuding with everybody from Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington to even UFC President Dana White, but it seems he’s now ready to turn over a new leaf.
“I’ve had a deep breath, had a weekend – I didn’t have much sleep because I’m always working – and I’m squashing everything,” Woodley told TMZ. “I’m focusing on getting the shoulder together. One-by-one, everybody will get these hands. I don’t know the order, I don’t know who’s next, but I never wanted to bounce around and not continue to defend my belt. I’ve been here for a while and I plan on knocking everybody out.
“People have a short-term memory on what I’ve been able to do: 11 finishes, nine in the first round, some of the most vicious KOs in UFC history. Those stats are never talked about, so therefore, I’m going to take a woosa,” Woodley said. “So if you people want to know about the Dana beef, about the Frankenstein beef, about the ‘Queefington’ beef, I don’t want to talk about it. I’m focusing on being successful.”
Perhaps Woodley is taking to heart advice given out by former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, who warned the star that, speaking from first-hand experience, battling with Dana White in particular, is not a good idea.
“I understand where he’s coming from, but he’s going to learn what I learned,” Evans said on The MMA Hour show last week. “It reminds me of something someone told me when I got married, they said, ‘do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?’ — because if you’re right you’re not going to be happy.
“At this point, he can’t win this because he fights for the UFC. Dana is the president of the UFC, there’s no way he can win this. Feel the way you feel, but you gotta know whenever the conversation comes up that Dana said this — don’t even address it. Don’t go down that road.”