It’s widely presumed Stephen Thompson will get first crack at Tyron Woodley’s Welterweight strap after Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler last night (Sat., July 30, 2016) in Atlanta, Georgia (see it again here).
But that doesn’t mean “Wonderboy” will get his way.
During the post-fight show, Thompson congratulated Woodley for his win and the proceeded to ask him when would be a good date for the two of them to get it on since Woodley escaped the bout unscathed. And much to Stephen’s chagrin, “The Chosen One” shut him down.
“Well I think you said you wanted to fight Robbie Lawler, and now you have the opportunity to fight Robbie Lawler. I think Nick Diaz comes off suspension in two days. He’s a money fight, I’m an ‘OG,” I’ve been in this game for a while and I want to make the big dough. So, if he wants to fight in August with his brother Nate Diaz, I think me and him can showdown at the event. I’m uninjured. August, 202, let’s make that money. I think he deserves it and he puts butts in seats. It’s time to make that payday so let’s go get it.”
However, should Diaz opt to fight that soon, I highly doubt UFC matchmakers will give him that fight seeing as how it’s only three weeks away. Plus, Nick is coming off three straight defeats.
So there’s that.
The bad news for Thompson is that he’s not even second after Diaz on Woodley’s Rolodex, as he stated during the post-fight press conference (video) that if Diaz isn’t available, he wants Georges St-Pierre at UFC 205 in New York this November.
His words via Bleacher Report:
“You know, I want to make some money now, to be honest…This is a sport ….View full article
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