I’d say that escalated quickly but nah ... this shit has been brewing for awhile.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, can’t understand why Kelvin Gastelum has been talking so much trash when “The Chosen One” has been nothing but positive in the mixed martial arts (MMA) media.
I guess he forgot about these comments.
Gastelum had another round of anti-Woodley remarks when Dominance MMA, founded by controversial manager Ali Abdelaziz, held its own press tour earlier this month, which included a visit to the TMZ offices.
“Kelvin Fatselum, the one who fought me at middleweight when I was a welterweight, and got his ass whooped when I broke my foot, and I gave him his money back and now he’s talking shit three years later,” Woodley said on The Hollywood Beatdown (transcribed by BJPenn.com). “Fuck everybody around his team from top to bottom.”
Woodley captured a split-decision win over “salty” Gastelum at the UFC 183 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in early 2015. The performance was overshadowed by Gastelum’s botched weight cut, one of many reasons the co-founder of the “Cringe Mafia” defected to middleweight.
“I ain’t got love for you G, I ain’t got no pity for you. I gave you mad props on air, I gave you mad props on ESPN, I gave you mad props for the Israel Adesanya fight,” Woodley said. “I ain’t had nothing to say about you. I was respectful to you, I didn’t bash you when you missed weight. And now you’re going to talk shit about me? I will fuck you up right now. I will fuck you up in the Octagon. You’re garbage and your whole squad is garbage. That’s why nobody wants to endorse you guys. You had to do your own press tour. You guys are like dry toast.”
Gastelum (15-4, 1 NC) has not competed since his unanimous decision loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 last April. Similarly, Woodley (19-4-1) has been riding the pine in the wake of his decision loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 back in March.
Maybe it’s time for that oft-teased jump to middleweight to settle this long-standing score?