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Georges St-Pierre Says He’s Interested in Fight Against UFC Welterweight Champ Tyron Woodley
On Saturday Tyron Woodley captured the UFC welterweight title with a victory over Robbie Lawler at UFC 201. Immediately afterward he said he’d like for his next opponent to be either Georges St-Pierre or Nick Diaz rather than #1 welterweight contender Stephen Thompson.
“Nick Diaz is a top-five welterweight of all time in my eyes,” Woodley said at the post-fight press conference. “Georges St-Pierre is the No. 1 welterweight in my eyes. If I’m an athlete in this sport, in this division and I want to say I’m the best in the world, I feel like I should compete against those guys. So I don’t feel any obligation to go by the rankings. We all know how those rankings are produced anyway. And I want to go out there and I want to fight the money fights.”
Now it turns out that GSP is game.
The folks at MMAFighting.com contacted GSP via text message on Sunday. They asked him not once but twice if he was interested in fighting Woodley, and both times he replied with a simple, unequivocal “yes.”
St-Pierre, 35, hasn’t fought since a very slim victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in 2013. Shortly after that win he announced he was “taking a break” from MMA. However, in July he announced he was ready to make a comeback.
The UFC hasn’t made a decision yet about Woodley’s next opponent. But a fight against GSP would certainly be good for pay-per-view numbers.
Stay tuned. This could be fun.