Colby Covington doesn’t seem to have taken kindly to the way Tyron Woodley went about demanding a public apology from Dana White.
The welterweight contender took aim at the division champion on Twitter on Monday, responding to Woodley’s threat of leaking compromising information by suggesting that he could share some “dirt” of his own.
In case you missed it, the public spat first started when White, the longtime UFC president, openly took issue with Woodley’s performance while defending his belt against Demian Maia at UFC 214 on Saturday.
White claimed to have decided in the fifth round, for sheer lack of entertainment factor, that Woodley would no longer be the opponent for Georges St-Pierre’s highly-anticipated return to the Octagon.
“You ask fans if you want to see Woodley fight again, the answer would be a flat-out no. Who wants to pay for Woodley to fight again?” White said, according to Nick Baldwin of Bloody Elbow. “You take no risks, you get no rewards.”
Woodley responded in an appearance on The MMA Hour on Monday, threatening to leak compromising information if he doesn’t get a public apology from White.
“I’m owed a public apology. You’re gonna publicly scrutinize me, Dana White, you publicly need to apologize to me. I’ve done nothing but good stuff for the sport. I’ve done nothing but be a good model for the fucking organization. I go out there and I fight with integrity. I covered your sport from the FOX desk a week before my fight. I always uphold my responsibilities with the organization. It’s time out for that. The word behind business is ‘man.’ You need to be a man, you owe me a public apology. And if I don’t get that, I’m gonna start leaking some shit that people don’t want in the wind. And I’m not even kidding about that.”
In taking the big-money fight away from the reigning welterweight champion, White confirmed that GSP would meet Michael Bisping for a middleweight championship bout.
Woodley’s next title defense could instead come against Robbie Lawler, who edged out Donald Cerrone in one of the more captivating fights on the star-studded UFC 214 card.
– With h/t to Bloody Elbow
Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.