Does Woodley have a point here?
Since UFC 205 we’ve seen a very different version of Tyron Woodley. Speaking out against his employers, ‘The Chosen One’ has made some pretty serious allegations. During a time when the UFC needs marketable superstars, Woodley hasn’t been playing ball.
Claiming he’d been subject to racial prejudice, Woodley had some dirt to dish on the UFC. Although the promotion said they had reached out to the welterweight champion, Dana White wasn’t so understanding.
Taking a much more dismissive stance, UFC president Dana White said skin color had nothing to do with Woodley being disliked. White said he wished ‘Woodley was more like Conor McGregor.’
Since that interview we’ve heard little from Woodley, who is currently preparing to rematch Stephen Thompson at UFC 209. ‘T-Wood’ said the UFC was promoting ‘Wonderboy’ more because he was white leading up to their first fight in New York. Looks like that same feeling is present for their rematch too.
Woodley Unhappy With New Promo
Earlier this week the UFC released an extended promo clip for UFC 209. Woodley is unhappy with the content, which is actually quite heavy with Thompson’s storyline. Take a look at the clip, followed by Woodley’s reaction:
— #UFCHalifax (@ufc) February 15, 2017
Let me know when you guys do my version of the extended promo and I’ll retweet it. His came out great https://t.co/mIVGv5QI8S
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) February 16, 2017
After seeing the extended preview clip, do you think Woodley actually has a point? Of the 45 seconds, at least 35 seconds is focused on the challenger, rather than the champion. Is this just a coincidence.
Check out the full UFC 209 fight card, as it stands so far:
UFC 209 Fight Card
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson
Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Mark Hunt vs. Alistair Overeem
Mirsad Bektic vs. Darren Elkins
Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer
David Teymur vs. Lando Vannata
Ed Herman vs. Igor Pokrajac
Paul Craig vs. Tyson Pedro
Iuri Alcantara vs. Luke Sanders