Tyron Woodley discusses his relationship with Dana White, gives timeline for UFC return

August 2, 2017 11:52 am by Chris Taylor
Dana White puts the belt on Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA) successfully defended his title this past weekend in Anaheim, scoring a unanimous decision victory over top contender Demian Maia in the co-main event of UFC 214.

“The Chosen One” was able to stuff all 21 of Demian Maia’s takedown attempts and left the Brazilian submission specialist with two badly swollen eyes.

With that said, not everybody was impressed by Woodley’s complete shutdown of Demian Maia. UFC President Dana White blasted “T-Wood” for not taking any “risks” at UFC 214 and suggested that fight fans would likely scream “No” when asked if they wanted to see Woodley fight again.

“The Chosen One” fired back at the brash UFC boss on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour stating that if he didn’t receive an apology from Dana White, he would “leak some shit”.

It was announced that some form of resolution was made between Woodley and White on Tuesday, as TMZ reported that Dana and Tyron had squashed their beef following a conversation.

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor spoke with Woodley today and asked him to confirm that TMZ’s report was true.

“Yea I mean we’re good. I mean the conversation we had, I promised I would keep between me and him, so I’m not going to get into the details of it. But at the end of the conversation I felt like two men had conversed and were respectful and I felt that it ended on a good note.”

Shortly following his scrap with Maia, Tyron Woodley revealed that he had suffered a torn labrum during the opening five minutes of his title fight at UFC 214.

Taylor asked Woodley to discuss the severity of his shoulder injury and when fans can expect to see him back in action.

“I’ve had an MRI done, it is torn pretty decently. I’ve had the labrum surgery before. At times I wish I wouldn’t have had it, because I feel like it hurt my flexibility and stuff like that. I am actually going to go to the doctor later on today. I am going to get a second opinion. He will look at my MRI and give me a physical examination. Then I’m having one more assessment, I am travelling to the University of Missouri to see the doctor that performed my first surgery. So I have three different doctors opinions and from that point I will decide if I need to do it (surgery). Either way, I’m not broke, I will have the best doctors perform my surgery or the best physio therapy treatment to heal my shoulder. I am the world champion and this is what I have to do. I go hard in training and I will go hard in rehab. Either way, surgery or rehab, I will probably be out of action for five months. Hopefully fans will see me back in the cage in five or six months.”

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