Shortly after taking the welterweight title from Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 last week, Tyron Woodley was challenged by top contender Stephen Thompson. Surprising many, Woodley shot down Thompson’s challenge and took aim at two “big money” fights with Nick Diaz or Georges St-Pierre.
It now appears that a potential fight with St-Pierre has some legs.
Although Woodley was criticized for sidestepping Thompson, he’s not apologetic about trying to land a bigger fish.
“I don’t have to worry about it,” he said of his critics. “I’m going to get one of those fights. Don’t be surprised if it’s Georges St-Pierre.”
St-Pierre has been talking more and more frequently about returning to the Octagon, and even went so far as to say he was ready following a test training camp that went well. He’s just waiting for his representatives to iron out a deal with the UFC, which could prove complicated now that sponsorship has gotten more complicated with the Reebok uniform deal in place.
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That said, St-Pierre was recently asked by MMAFighting if he was interested in a fight with Woodley. He said yes.
Diaz also recently completed an 18-month suspension for testing positive to marijuana, and could return to the Octagon soon. He also said that he would be interested in fighting Woodley… if the price was right.
Given the two options, Woodley said on UFC Tonight on Wednesday night that he would rather fight St-Pierre.
“If it was the same exact money, I would take Georges,” ….View full article