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Tyron Woodley ends rift with Dana White: ‘I’m focusing on being successful’

Tyron Woodley squashes his ongoing beef with UFC president Dana White.

Over the last few weeks, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and company president Dana White have been trading shots. All of it was rooted in Woodley’s recent statements claiming he is certain that his next title defense would be against Nate Diaz.

White went on to put Woodley on blast, saying the fighter was “full of sh-t”, statements which Tyron claimed were “very damaging” to him. At one point, former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans also intervened, urging Woodley to take the high road and make amends.

In a recent appearance on TMZ Sports for his own segment “The Hollywood Beatdown”, Woodley took the chance to finally end his rift with White.

“I’m squashing everything,” Woodley said (transcript via MMA Mania). “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.”

“I’m going to take a woosa,” Woodley continued. “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.”

This is not the first time the two men had gone on a back-and-forth trade of tirades. Right before UFC 209 early last year, Woodley claimed to have experienced racial prejudice as an African-American fighter, which led to White calling him out for being a “bit of a drama queen.”