UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley gives his reasons why Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre, and Conor McGregor all don’t want to fight him.
Tyron Woodley is a confident man. The UFC welterweight champion faced many detractors after an awful UFC 209 main event with Stephen Thompson that saw him keep his belt by controversial majority decision, but he’s going to move forward. There are a lot of guys on his radar for a potential next fight and in an interview with TMZ, he was asked about three specific ones – middleweight champ Michael Bisping, the returning Georges St-Pierre, and lightweight champ Conor McGregor.
As you would expect, he believes he can beat all three – and he gave brutally frank answers about them in the interview. He started with Bisping:
“Any of those three. And guess what, none of those three want to fight me. Bisping can say what he wants…’Aww man, if you’re the best in the world, I’m gonna’…it ain’t the same. Styles make fights. Bisping gonna come out. Actually, I think Bisping would get knocked out by Wonderboy. Because Bisping don’t…granted, he’s very consistent, he comes out hard. When have you seen Bisping fight a stalemate or a bad fight? He’s never. That’s why he’s lost some fights, and that’s also why he’s won some fights. He would try to come out and fight Wonderboy, rushing him, and he would probably get kicked and knocked out. He would come out and try to fight me like that, and I punch harder than him and I’m the lighter guy.”
Next up was welterweight legend GSP, who is coming back at middleweight to fight Bisping later this year:
“Georges don’t want a concussion. That’s why he’s trying to go to ’55, or talking about the personal market value. Bisping was the easiest option for the most money. Now let’s be clear. You can try to act like I’m not a big draw all you want. But Johny Hendricks sent you into a three-year coma from fighting because you didn’t want to get hit and concussed. He doesn’t want to come back and get hit by someone like me, that’s been watching him my entire career and that’s been ready to fight him.”
Last but not least, he went after McGregor, who is currently trying to put together a lucrative boxing fight with Floyd Mayweather:
“And we know Conor don’t want it, Conor ain’t nothing. Conor is now in a position where he would have had to fight somebody real. He would have had to fight me, Tony Ferguson, or Khabib (Nurmagomedov), and he knows we’re not good matchups for him. I’m not gonna fall into his antics, talking crap, it’s not gonna bother us, and he knew he had to make a choice. So his best option was to take the Floyd fight. Take the help, take the wind with 70 million, and remain a legend in MMA.”