Thursday, August 11, 2022

Tyron Woodley Wants Nick Diaz, Not Stephen Thompson, First

As far as Tyron Woodley is concerned, Stephen Thompson can wait.

While “Wonderboy” came right out and asked for his shot at the new UFC welterweight champion during an interview between the two on the UFC 201 post-fight show, Woodley has someone else in mind for his next fight.

Nick Diaz.

Diaz is set to come off suspension in the coming days and Woodley believes that is the “money” fight that will help him set his family up for the future. “The Chosen One” captured the belt with a first round finish of Robbie Lawler Saturday night.

“You said that you wanted to fight Lawler. Now you get the opportunity,” Woodley said. “Now Nick Diaz is coming off suspension in two days. If he wants to fight on the same card with his brother in August, he can against me. That’s the money fight. Let’s go get it. I’m ready.”

Woodley joins a panel on FOX Sports coverage of the UFC that includes champions Daniel Cormier, Dominick Cruz and Michael Bisping. Miesha Tate, another regular, is a former champion, as well.

“I couldn’t let us down,” Woodley joked. “That was some pressure. I was thinking, I can’t be the only one who works at FOX and comes back without a belt.”

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