Tyron Woodley Talks Jones Legal Trouble, Blasts McGregor
Tyron Woodley may not be the UFC’s Welterweight Champion anymore, but he still stands strongly by his beliefs. This trend continues, when discussing Jon Jones and Conor McGregor.
Woodley was discussing the recent chapter in the many, many legal troubles. Jones was recently accused of battery, against a cocktail waitress at a strip club. This, following a string of DUIs and hit and runs, that he is relatively fresh off of probation for.
However, according to Woodley, Conor McGregor has done more terrible things. He was speaking with TMZ discussing the affect Jones’ recent troubles would have on his popularity. Following that, Woodley blasted McGregor.
“We gonna act like Conor doesn’t do that every week? And we still want to put him on every fight card; he’s the biggest star. The second Jon Jones does something… I’m defending the fact that we selectively throw people under the bus. Conor has done way worse things than Jon, and he’s glorified and praised as some ‘Scarface’ of our sport.
Some of the things Woodley could be referencing are allegations of McGregor sexually assaulting a woman. On the other hand, he could be mentioning the infamous bus incident, or several other incidents. Despite this, Woodley made it clear that this does not excuse Jones.
“I’m not gonna give him a pass, either, because it ain’t my job to give the pass out,. All I’m saying is this: Let’s get all the details first, but let’s not forget there’s a lot of bulls–t that go on in our sport that we glorify.”
Tyron Woodley makes some really valid points. Like it or not, MMA will forever be shrouded in controversy.