Dana White reveals most difficult UFC fighter to work and deal with… and it is NOT bad boy Conor McGregor
CONOR MCGREGOR is NOT the most difficult fighter Dana White has to work with.
The UFC boss has named Tyron Woodley as the 'hardest kid' to deal with following reports of a feud between the pair.
In recent years, it has been McGregor who White has shared a rather spiky working relationship with.
Last month, the 32-year-old blamed White for a long period of inactivity – hitting out at the franchise boss for 'purposely holding him back'.
That came after the Irishman leaked their private messages in his hunt for a fight.
White, 51, deemed the move: "One of the dirtiest things you can do."
And the American has plenty of experience of mopping up after McGregor's antics, not least following his attack on a UFC fighters' bus in April 2018.
But White named Woodley as the star who he has to 'pull teeth' with.
He told reporters: "I would say the hardest kid that I ever dealt with, and everybody thinks that I don't like him, it has to be [Tyron] Woodley.
"Woodley's the hardest kid I've ever dealt with.
"I look at what he could have done and what he should have done.
"Good-looking kid, physique, the whole thing, becomes a world champion, has that knockout power, has all the tools and everything else.
"But it's just always pulling teeth with him and it's always about something else other than the fight."
Woodley, 38, has lost his three fights to Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns and Colby Covington.
Last month's loss to Covington came against a backdrop of political disagreements between the fighters.
White defended the victor for his tirade against the Black Lives Matter movement, which Woodley had vociferously backed ahead of the bout.
The former welterweight champion also entered a war of words with White in 2017 when his win over Demian Maia was criticised by the UFC chief.
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