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UFC 209: Tyron Woodley Makes Case For Why GSP Won’t Fight Him

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC 209

One could argue that Georges St-Pierre is more likely to ask for a shot at the welterweight title, if Tyron Woodley defeats his friend Stephen Thompson at UFC 209. But according to the reigning welterweight champ, it’s the exact opposite…

Recently it was announced by UFC boss man Dana White that the promotion has inked GSP to a new deal. Now the MMA world is just waiting to see when and who St-Pierre will fight in his comeback bout. St-Pierre has expressed an interest in facing middleweight champ Michael Bisping, but there’s also been talk about him fighting Conor McGregor, or of course, challenging for the 170 crown he used to hold.

Well, recently Woodley appeared on ESPN, and the subject of GSP came up. According to Woodley, St-Pierre isn’t going to campaign for a fight with him, since he believes the Canadian doesn’t want to face a hard hitting fighter with good takedown defence.

“I think they want to see how this fight plays out,” Woodley said while discussing GSP’s next move. “If ‘Wonderboy’ comes up with a victory, I think we’ll see him try to fight ‘Wonderboy.’

“”A smaller guy like [lightweight champion] Conor McGregor or a heavier guy like [middleweight champion] Michael Bisping, who we all know is an overachiever in that division,” Woodley added, while discussing other possibilities for St-Pierre.

It’s an interesting take on the situation. Considering how big of name GSP is, and all his options, it would be kind of surprising if he proactively sought out a fight with his buddy Thompson. But, maybe this is Woodley’s way of planting some seeds now, as a means to get GSP to fight him next?¬†Woodley campaigned for a fight with GSP, after he fought Thompson to a majority draw in November.


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