Tyron Woodley Blasts GSP for ‘B–ch Move’ to Lightweight Rather Than Facing Him
Tyron Woodley is getting a little tired of Georges St-Pierre fighting everybody but him.
The reigning welterweight champion has been calling out St-Pierre for years but it seemed like he might have a shot at finally facing him after the Canadian superstar announced he was returning to the sport last year.
Unfortunately for Woodley, St-Pierre’s return came at middleweight where he defeated Michael Bisping to become champion last November. Almost immediately after the fight, St-Pierre dropped the title due to health issues but was then just recently linked to a potential matchup against Nate Diaz at lightweight.
St-Pierre has said that he could make the lightweight limit and while Diaz has all but shot down the prospect of this fight actually happening, UFC president Dana White confirmed the promotion was trying to put that matchup together.
“Let me say this in a very educated way — I think those two guys contemplating fighting is the hugest b–ch move on the planet,” Woodley said when speaking to TMZ. “If you’re going to be the welterweight champion of the world and the lineal champion and you’ve got the current champion constantly talking about fighting you, not only do you avoid fighting him going up a weight class, now you’re going to drop down to fight underneath him in a weight class that you’ve never fought in, in your life.”
Woodley also has a problem with Diaz taking a fight with St-Pierre after he was in preliminary talks to get a shot at the welterweight champion last December at UFC 219 but the fight never came together.
Woodley has said he would gladly face Nate or Nick Diaz in the past but he’s starting to question their willingness to really take on the toughest challenges.
“Nate Diaz, I was going to fight him without even having shoulder surgery back in December. So the question mark to me is are you fans really going to just keep riding with these guys that claim they’ll fight anybody, any time and they’re constantly avoiding me,” Woodley said.
As much as he wants to face St-Pierre, what’s next for Woodley is likely a showdown against the winner of the upcoming interim welterweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington scheduled for June 9 at UFC 225 in Chicago.