Tyron Woodley engages in war of words with Israel Adesanya, Kamaru Usman and Dan Hooker

Tyron Woodley engages in war of words with Israel Adesanya, Kamaru Usman and Dan Hooker

The social media battle between Tyron Woodley and Israel Adesanya continued on Tuesday night and added some new elements.

Earlier this week, Woodley hosted an Instagram Live session and revealed he had his sights set on a future matchup with Adesanya. In addition, the former welterweight champion stated that Adesanya was “scared of guys with power”, referring to the middleweight champion’s recent title defense against Yoel Romero.

After Adesanya responded to the comments on Twitter, Woodley had more to get off his chest Tuesday afternoon — which ended up being the match that lit the proverbial candle for what was to come.

U the great white hype! I ain’t hard to find! You terrified of power. You watched paint dry against @YoelRomeroMMA & now u have the record for least amount of strikes. Fix that fake ass @BOOSIEOFFICIAL Box before he come looking for you! @ufc gone protect @stylebender too?! https://t.co/Rpec3rdKpA

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) April 21, 2020

Around 12 hours later, “The Last Stylebender” woke the unforeseen rivalry back up by sending Woodley a warning.

My squashed wide neega @TWooodley
The only thing you ever beating me at is a rap battle (maybe) lol
I see your ambition, you doing what I’m doing with my plans and moving up…I’m flattered.
Just remember that you will have to see me and you’ve only seen Mr Nice Izzy.

— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) April 22, 2020

Adesanya’s teammate — and surging UFC lightweight contender — Dan Hooker decided to jump into the conversation. Perhaps, “The Hangman” was looking for some additional context to the beef.

Is he ‘clout chasin’? ‍♂️

— Dan Hangman Hooker (@danthehangman) April 22, 2020

He just being a thirsty beech. I’m letting him sip, then I’ll drown him.

— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) April 22, 2020

I don’t know WTF any of this means just tell me when to chin someone.

— Dan Hangman Hooker (@danthehangman) April 22, 2020

Hooker also quote tweeted a split screen video from a Twitter user that featured Woodley rapping on one side and former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm dancing on the other side. The tweet read, “This is exactly what I imagine hell is like.”

The 30-year-old Hooker couldn’t help himself, which got the attention of Woodley.

https://t.co/eYsyIbk3Gm

— Dan Hangman Hooker (@danthehangman) April 22, 2020

Izzy your pimp I see. You are quiet the Obedient woman of the night. You have made a living off taking shots and finding a way to come back . #BendingYouOverWithStyle #TooEasy! https://t.co/Qqs3b2LsB4

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) April 22, 2020

The laughing emojis were also used by Usman, who responded to Adesanya’s initial tweet in reaction to Woodley’s comments. Usman defeated Woodley via unanimous decision at UFC 235 in March 2019 to capture the 170-pound strap.

The former champion, who has been eyeing a rematch with Usman, jumped into the mix to add another layer to this already developing story.

— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) April 21, 2020

You still eating cookies Champ!? Cause we all know you like to take your shirt off https://t.co/iRDDE49KI7

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) April 22, 2020

Woodley, who was scheduled to face Leon Edwards in the main event of last month’s UFC London event before it was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, hopes to get back to the welterweight title in 2020. As of now, Woodley does not have a date or an opponent to take that next step, although he is willing to fight at UFC 249 May 9.

UFC 249 is still a couple of weeks away and, especially in these uncertain times, anything can happen between now and then. It would seem highly unlikely that a fight between Woodley and Adesanya would happen anytime soon, but it doesn’t hurt to continue to plant the seeds — which Woodley did to cap off his Tuesday night.

Im a 5 time world champ stick figure. I gave you props & said after I wipe the Woodley Weight division clean I’ll move up. Someone asked me about moving up. You’re the one that got sensitive. Now I’ll pull your tampon out. And your homie name is #Hooker lay ups I tell you! https://t.co/2jSSFbHexo

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) April 22, 2020

I’m here. You know where to find me! You also know who to call to get it crackin (Hint he owns the whip you respond to). I don’t need to 2021 or whatever you stuttered and said. https://t.co/1T9q8FAChC

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) April 22, 2020

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