Geoff Neal

Geoff Neal eyes fight Tyron Woodley; takes shots at Michael Chiesa

Geoff Neal wants a big fight and he wants it now.

Neal (13-2) is unbeaten in the UFC and is coming off a 90-second knockout over Mike Perry at UFC 245 in December. Since the win he’s called for fights with former champions Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley, along with Stephen Thompson, Santiago Ponzinibbio and Michael Chiesa.

Right now he would like an opportunity to fight Woodley, who recently said he wants to be active the rest of the year. Neal feels like that fight makes since given that he’s ranked No.10 in the division according to the official UFC rankings and Woodley is coming off back-to-back losses.

“Woodley said something that’s he’s looking for a fight,” Neal told MMA Junkie. “I’m down. Hopefully he’ll accept that.”

While Neal is now targeting Woodley, he hasn’t forgotten is beef with Michael Chiesa.

“I really just want to fight Chiesa because he’s been ignoring me,” Neal said. “Like, at first it was just I want to fight him just to fight him, but now I want to fight him because I feel like he’s being a (expletive). I want that Chiesa fight just off personal (expletive) because he’s acting like I’m invisible to him. I’ve been calling him out for (expletive) months. So, I want that fight. (Expletive) him.”

If Geoff Neal could get his hands on anyone right now it would be Chiesa, but he’s getting to the point where he just wants someone to sign a contract to fight him.

“Of course I want to move up in the rankings but it’s getting to that point where I’m just going to take whatever opportunity that’s going to come my way,” Neal said. “I want Chiesa, Ponzinibbio, I wanted ‘Wonderboy’ but I doubt he’ll take that fight; Lawler, Woodley. But it’s getting to that point where I might have to fight backwards.”

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