Current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley isn’t happy these days. As he recovers from shoulder surgery, the UFC put together an interim welterweight title fight between Colby Covington and Rafael dos Anjos for UFC 225, and the man Woodley has been calling out, seems to be doing everything to avoid a fight with the champion.
There have been rumors that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be getting a fight against Nate Diaz in the lightweight division despite the fact that both men have fought at welterweight before. Upon hearing these rumblings, Woodley, who has been calling out St. Pierre since becoming champion had quite the response to a Diaz-GSP fight.
Here’s what Woodley had to say during his Hollywood Beatdown on TMZ:
“Let me say this in a very educated way: I think that those two guys ‘contemplating’ fighting is the hugest b***h move on the planet.”
“If you’re going to be welterweight champion of the world and the lineal champion and you got the current champion constantly talking about fighting you, not only do you avoid fighting him and go up a weight class, now you’re gonna drop underneath him and fight underneath in a weight class that you’ve never fought in in your life.”
GSP returned to the UFC last November at UFC 217 and became the middleweight champion when he defeated Michael Bisping by third-round submission. After winning the title, St- Pierre vacated the title due to a stomach illness that has kept him sidelined ever since.
Woodley is certainly unhappy about St-Pierre not taking a fight with him and now he’ll await the winner of Covington vs dos Anjos at UFC 225 to see who he will fight for the undisputed welterweight championship.
For the full Hollywood Beatdown video, click here.
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