After welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson fought to a majority draw in the UFC 205 co-main event, UFC president Dana White indicated that the fight promotion would like for the two to rematch. But there may be a problem. Woodley was uncommitted to the rematch during the event’s post-fight press conference.
“I’m going to talk to my management team and see what’s next for me,” said the 170-pound champion following the fight at Madison Square Garden.
There may be other opportunities for Woodley, like potentially facing two-division champion Conor McGregor. The two had a few tense moments during the UFC 205 event week.
“I don’t know if Mr. McGregor wants to go for a third belt. It looked like he was talking a little noise in the back, so we’ll see,” said Woodley.
Woodley would have a considerable size advantage if the two were to meet, but McGregor has previously fought twice in the welterweight division.
“He tall. He has long arms. He’s got good timing, and when you’ve got good timing you can place good punches. But I’m 100-percent positive that he’s never been hit with the shots that I will hit him with,” said the welterweight titleholder.
“I just don’t think Conor understands the pressure that I can put on him, the power that I can put on him and all the different attacks.”
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Woodley also sees the fight as a lose-lose situation for him.
“If I beat him, everybody’s going to say that I was supposed to beat him, a former featherweight. If I lose to him, obviously, we know what’s going to happen then.”
At the end of the day, a fight between Woodley ….View full article