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Woodley Opens Up About Relationship With Dana White


UFC president Dana White and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley do not see eye to eye in all regards. Woodley believes the UFC promotes him insufficiently and cites potential racial causes. White says any lack of media focus on Woodley is due the fighter’s sometimes fan-unfriendly fighting style and sometimes fan-unfriendly persona on social media.

However, the pair have united over rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar. Woodley is a massive fan and reached out to White about possibly arranging a meeting.

White, it turns out, was bringing Lamar in for his son’s 16th birthday party and invited Woodley and Woodley’s son.

“It was a larger than life experience,” said Woodley. “Kendrick Lamar to me, I think of him the same way I think of Muhammad Ali. … I was honored to be invited. So I guess me and Dana are going to be good for at least a couple weeks.”

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Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.