Jamie Varner & Tyron Woodley engage in Twitter beef

January 21, 2017 10:06 am by Evan Bell
Tyron Woodley

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently gearing up for his UFC 209 welterweight title fight with Stephen Thompson in March. Ahead of the fight, Woodley has drawn some criticism for his recent comments in which he explains that he believes he is the worst treated champion in the UFC. In addition, Woodley explained that he believes race plays a major role in certain occurrences in the MMA community such as why UFC pound for pound kingpin Demetrious Johnson isn’t a bigger star with more endorsements.

Demetrious Johnson

“Who’s the pound-for-pound fighter in the world right now? Demetrious Johnson. African-American male, complete Tasmanian Devil. Why isn’t he getting the big endorsements? Why isn’t he making the most money? What’s the difference?

“Think about it. The second Jon Jones slipped on a banana peel — granted he’s his own worst enemy — but they can’t wait to throw him underneath the bus. People of different races are given several chances.”

That didn’t sit too well with former UFC fighter Jamie Varner, who fought professionally for over a decade, racking up 35 professional fights.

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/21/2017.


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