Nate Diaz and Tyron Woodley have both publicly spoken about a potential 170 lb clash recently. Diaz called the welterweight champion the ‘best option’ for his return UFC bout, while Woodley has said that the bout is ‘way more likely’ to happen next than people realize.
According to Dana White, those are all lies and the UFC lawyer has instructed his welterweight champion to stop spreading falsities.
“[Woodley’s] full of sh*t,” White said on UFC Tonight (transcript via MMA Fighting). “That fight was never made, you couldn’t be more wrong, he couldn’t be more full of sh*t, and it’s absolutely not true. It’s so not true that our lawyer hit him up today and said he needs to stop saying these kind of things, because it’s absolutely not true.”
“Dos Anjos is the fight we’re looking at for Woodley,” White said. “That’s the fair fight, he just won a great fight against Robbie Lawler and looked good and what I love about that fight is dos Anjos will bring it. He will come after Tyron Woodley and it will be a great fight. That’s the fight that’s gonna happen.”
It didn’t take long for Woodley to reply on social media.
Who has a history of being full of shit. TW or DW?— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) February 8, 2018
Dos Anjos criticized him for going after money fights by seeking this Diaz match up, and Woodley also responded to it.
Belt comes and goes, I had my and I'm about to get one more when you decide to fight me, stop looking for money this is begin of the end.— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) February 8, 2018