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Dana White: Tyron Woodley is ‘full of sh*t’ about Nate Diaz fight

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Tyron Woodley and Nate Diaz are ready to fight each other.

Woodley, the UFC welterweight champ, said Tuesday that the fight is “way more likely than people realize,” and Diaz on Wednesday indicated he considered Woodley his “best option.”

UFC president Dana White, though, doesn’t seem so big on the idea. Speaking on the FS1 show UFC Tonight on Wednesday, White ridiculed the notion that Woodley vs. Diaz was an idea that was ever discussed.

“[Woodley’s] full of sh*t,” White said. “That fight was never made, you couldn’t be more wrong, he couldn’t be more full of sh*t, and it’s absolutely not true. It’s so not true that our lawyer hit him up today and said he needs to stop saying these kind of things, because it’s absolutely not true.”

White said the fight they’re looking at for Woodley’s next title defense is top contender Rafael dos Anjos, the former lightweight champion who is coming off a December victory over former welterweight champ Robbie Lawler.

“Dos Anjos is the fight we’re looking at for Woodley,” White said. “That’s the fair fight, he just won a great fight against Robbie Lawler and looked good and what I love about that fight is dos Anjos will bring it. He will come after Tyron Woodley and it will be a great fight. That’s the fight that’s gonna happen.”

Diaz, who has not fought since splitting a pair of fights with Conor McGregor in 2016, has made quite a bit of noise recently about being ready to return to action. But White says Diaz has turned down multiple fight offers.

“We’ve offered Nate Diaz five or six fights in the last several months and he’s turned them all down,” White said. “I’ve said many times over the last several months that I don’t see Nate Diaz fighting. Will he fight this year? Maybe he’ll come out and see he wants to fight eventually, but no, he’s turned down every fight we’ve offered.“

Update: Woodley, for his part, didn’t take long to reply on Twitter, questioning who has a history of being full of it.