Earlier this week, Tyron Woodley announced that he expects Nate Diaz to be his next opponent when he is able to return to action later this year following his shoulder surgery. Diaz responded by saying he also expects to face the current UFC Welterweight Champion in his next UFC fight.
However, when Dana White was asked about the possible fight this week, not only did he shut it down completely, but he also went on a tirade about The Chosen One, criticising him brutally for pushing a bout the promotion has no plans on booking.
During his appearance on UFC Tonight, the UFC President addressed Woodley's comments about a potential Diaz fight, saying Woodley is 'full of s--t' and that 'it’s absolutely not true.'
White said on UFC Tonight, via MMA Weekly: “He’s full of s--t. That fight was never made. [Tyron Woodley] couldn’t be more wrong. He couldn’t be more full of s--t. It’s absolutely not true. It’s so not true that our lawyer actually his manager up and said he needs to stop saying these kinds of things cause it’s absolutely not true.
As for who the current UFC Welterweight Champion will be facing in the Octagon next instead, the UFC president said they're looking to have Woodley fight against Rafael Dos Anjos next after his good performance against Robbie Lawler back in December.
White said: “I wouldn’t bet a nickel on it let alone his house. It’s not true. It’s completely not true and we’re looking at [Rafael] Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos is the fight that we’re looking at for Woodley. That’s the fair fight. He just won a great fight against Robbie Lawler, he looked good and what I love about that fight is I think Dos Anjos will bring it.
"He will come after Tyron Woodley and it will be a great fight. That’s the fight that’s going to happen.”
Woodley wasn't going to take White's comment's lying down, as he said in two tweets on his Twitter:
As for Diaz, White has said he has offered him several fights over the past few months, but Diaz has turned them all down. He said: “We’ve offered Nate Diaz five or six fights over the last several months and he’s turned them all down. I’ve said many times that I don’t see Nate Diaz fighting. Will he fight this year?
"Maybe he’ll come out and say he wants to fight eventually but no, he’s turned down every fight we’ve offered him.
“I saw the L.A. Times say the other day that Nate Diaz jumps out to try and save [UFC 222] and I told the L.A. Times before they wrote that, that wasn’t true. It’s not true. Yet people love to print stuff and say stuff that isn’t true.”