What seems like an age ago back when we were talking about MMA fights in Conor McGregor's near future, the name of Tyron Woodley was inserted into the discussion after the two had a number of altercations around the weigh-ins for UFC 205.
Woodley was amused by McGregor's antics where a number of scuffles at press conferences broke out and chose to record them on his phone, and this upset the Irishman. The two then went back and forth on social media as it became clear they didn't like each other.
The current UFC welterweight champion, Woodley was open to the idea of a 'super-fight' against McGregor back then, and while that may not have changed, he has come full circle on his opinion of Conor in general as he revealed on his 'Morning Wood' podcast earlier in the week.
As he and his co-host were discussing McGregor's boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, Woodley paid tribute to the Dubliner, calling him "a boss" for what he had done in the sport, but when he was informed about Conor's history on social welfare before the UFC, he announced their beef officially squashed.
You've got to give him credit, man. I'm gonna be straight-up, I'm not gonna sugar coat it, Conor McGregor is a boss. I'ma be dead ass [serious].
He is a boss for what he's done, the ability to go and shake the industry that fast. Now he's made himself so popular that Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement to fight this dude? Come on man.
And it didn't start last week.
There's no way he could achieve what he's done, or put himself in these killer win/win situations all the time, all these things are coming to this kid because, mentally, he's just willed himself into a position of success.
4 years later from his debut in the UFC, this kid has every person that watches anybody punching somebody in the face... They're talking about Conor. You can't mention boxing without Conor, can't mention MMA without Conor, that's what's going on right now.
[Hears that McGregor was on welfare 4 years ago]
Hey Conor we squashed our beef right now man. That's all that I had to hear, we ain't got no beef. Tweet it out, we squashed, we ain't got no beef.
So there you have it.
Tyron Woodley really didn't know that much about McGregor, but after learning his story and actually looking at what he has done in such a short space of time, he has nothing but respect.
Funnily enough, he still claimed that he wished to accompany Floyd Mayweather on his way to the ring when he does fight McGregor on August 26th, but that was just a bit of fun as he's changed his tune on Conor.