Dana White – “I gave Tyron Woodley a fight… He gave me a doctors note”


UFC President Dana White appeared on Fox where he talked about the upcoming UFC welterweight interim title fight between Colby “Chaos” Covington and Rafael Dos Anjos. In this interview he revealed that champ Tyron Woodley has been turning down fights with a doctors note and bashed him even further.



Tyron Lakent Woodley (born April 7, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist, actor and former collegiate wrestler for the University of Missouri. He is currently signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he competes in their welterweight division and is the reigning champion. [3] He is known for victories over Tarec Saffiedine, Paul Daley, Jordan Mein, Jay Hieron, Josh Koscheck, Carlos Condit, Dong Hyun Kim, Kelvin Gastelum and Robbie Lawler, in which became the Welterweight Champion. He successfully defended his belt against Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia.


Tyron Woodley was born and raised in Ferguson, Missouri, an area a few miles from St. Louis, Missouri. He was the eleventh of thirteen children born to Sylvester and Deborah Woodley. He was raised by his mother after his father left early in his life. In high school, he was on the honor roll every term, received All-Conference honors in football, and was a two-time state finalist in wrestling, finishing with a record of 48-0 and winning a state title.


After graduating from McCluer High School in 2000, he had offers from Nebraska, Northern Iowa, and Missouri. After going on his recruiting visit to Nebraska, he had verbally committed but later discovered Nebraska’s head wrestling coach had been forced to resign. He decided he would attend Mizzou and help rebuild the wrestling team.[6] Tyron Woodley graduated from Mizzou in 2005 with a major in Agricultural Economics.[7] He is a teammate of Current MMA fighter and 2008 Olympian Ben Askren.


During the Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley event Woodley wore a shirt that had the words, “I Got Next”, printed on the front implying he was the next to fight for the Strikeforce Welterweight Championship. At Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson, Tyron replaced Evangelista Santos and fought Paul Daley. Woodley controlled the fight with effective takedowns, and according to Compustrike, out-struck Daley en route to a unanimous decision win. With the win, Woodley will likely fight for the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight Championship.[18] “I verged to the left and avoided the iceberg,” Woodley told Showtime Sports shortly after the win. “I knew it was going to be a tough fight…. I knew I had to be slick and get inside of him, he’s strong guy. I couldn’t get frustrated when I didn’t take him down and (I had) to keep going for him. So that’s what I did.”

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