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Friday, Sep 02, 2016

New UFC Champ Tyron Woodley Reports He’s Received Racist Backlash From Fans

Tyron Woodley (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Following his emphatic, championship win over Robbie Lawler at UFC 201, Tyron Woodley’s reporting that he’s received racist backlash from fans.

Woodley won the promotion’s welterweight title on July 30th, by knocking out Lawler in the opening round. During a recent episode of The Morning Wood Show w/ Deez Nuts, Woodley reported the following, while discussing some of the comments he’s recently received (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“Then I’ve had people call me ‘n***er’ and monkey and all this racist stuff. And I delete the people so they’ll create another page and just go back out. People are willing to take so many hours of their day to be so negative… Some people, I look at their page and all they do all day is go against African-American athletes and try to racially slur them.”

Woodley’s first title defense has yet to be booked, but UFC President Dana White has said that the promotions wants to give Stephen Thompson a title shot.

posted by FCF Staff @ 5:00 pm
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