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Tyron Woodley: Conor McGregor ‘has done way worse things’ than Jon Jones

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Tyron Woodley isn’t exactly defending Jon Jones following Jones being charged with battery, but he is taking the conversation in a new direction.

Tyron Woodley has never had much of a problem talking about what’s on his mind - especially when it comes to fellow UFC fighters. So when Jon Jones was charged with battery over an alleged incident in a strip club in April, it was expected that Woodley would weigh in on things eventually.

On a recent episode of his TMZ Sports show, The Hollywood Beatdown, T-Wood took the conversation in an unexpected direction, and somehow roped Conor McGregor into things: (transcription via MMA News)

“We gonna act like Conor doesn’t do that every week? And we still want to put him on every fight card; he’s the biggest star. The second Jon Jones does something…”

“I’m defending the fact that we selectively throw people under the bus. Conor has done way worse things than Jon, and he’s glorified and praised as some Scarface of our sport. So I’m not gonna be too hard on Jon (when) I don’t even know the details.”

He is clear that he’s not blindly supporting Jones though:

“I’m not gonna give him a pass, either, because it ain’t my job to give the pass out. All I’m saying is this: Let’s get all the details first, but let’s not forget there’s a lot of bullsh-t that go on in our sport that we glorify.”

Woodley (19-4-1, 9-3-1 UFC) had been scheduled to return against Robbie Lawler, but was forced out of the bout with an injury. The former UFC welterweight champion remains on the sidelines.