One good snitch deserves another. Or is it, one good threat deserves another?
Either way, the next American Top Team practice involving UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and 170-pound contender Colby Covington should be fire.
On Monday, Woodley took exception to UFC president Dana White’s harsh criticism of his dominant, yet highly aesthetically unappealing, victory over Demian Maia at UFC 214.
“You ask fans if they want to see Woodley fight again,” White said of his welterweight title holder. “I think that would be flat out no. Who wants to pay to see Tyron Woodley fight again? He is an absolute physical specimen. The guy could have finished that fight at any time he wanted to, but he didn’t want to take the risks.
“You take no risks, you get no rewards.”
White proceeded to pull Woodley from a blockbuster bout against former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and gifted the money fight to UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping.
Woodley had not reaction to White’s remarks on fight night, but after stewing on it for a day he came back firing.
“I don’t care so much about the fans, but when your job title is promoter, promote your f**king fighter,” Woodley said on The MMA Hour. “Promote your champion, don’t demote your champion. I threw my shoulder out in the first round and I wasn’t able to throw any damaging shots…
“That’s the stupidest sh*t ever. So I am mad because I had (torn labrum) surgery before and it’s not fun and not a fun recovery. So I am owed a public apology. You want to publicly scrutinize me Dana White, you need to publicly apologize to me. I’ve done nothing but good things for this sport, nothing but a good model for the organization … The word behind business is ‘man.’ You need to be man and you owe me a public apology. And if I don’t get that, I am going to start leaking some sh*t you don’t want to be out in the wind, and I am not even kidding about that. They know what I’m referring to. I am due a public apology. I better get it. I am tired of it.”
We all know White’s a gambler, so here’s to guessing he’s more than happy to call Woodley on his bluff. If not, it appears White has an ace up his sleeve in Covington who’s more than happy to rat out his ATT teammate.
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) August 1, 2017
You can’t make this stuff up…