Dana White blasts Tyron Woodley, claims he’s lying about fighters pay
Fighters pay has once again become a heated topic of contention in the aftermath of the 2021 boxing events, and UFC President Dana White responded to Woodley’s comments. High profile fighters in the UFC, such as Francis Ngannou and Paulo Costa, have previously stated their dissatisfaction with the pay they are receiving.
Then there’s former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who appears to have moved on from the UFC. “The Chosen One” is currently set to face YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul, in what he describes as his “easiest fight” and “biggest payday” of his career.
Dana White, UFC’s President, is not convinced and calls it bullshit
“I’ve been hearing that bullshit forever. I’ve been hearing that… they’re all full of shit,” the UFC president Dana White told the media during the UFC 263 post-fight presser.
“How much is (Woodley) making? If it’s that much money, and he’s so f—ng proud of how much it is, how much is it? They’re all full of shit. But that’s how you hype up a fight, too.”
“Tyron Woodley’s 40 years old. He hasn’t won a fight in three years, in something that he’s actually supposed to be good at. Now he’s gonna go box. How do you sell that fight? Lots of other things other than the shit that should matter. ‘I’m making a million dollars, and this is the best payday ever.’ Jake Paul will say mean things about me and ‘pay your fighters’…
“It’s all bullshit. It’s all a bunch of bullshit.”
White also claims he believes the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul event sold one million PPVs. It’s a dramatic contrast to his feelings about the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Triller event, which reportedly drew 1.5 million PPV sales.