UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has heard the rumors of former welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St. Pierre going down in weight to lightweight, and Woodley wasn’t too complimentary of the idea.
Woodley feels, and perhaps rightfully so, that GSP is doing anything possible to avoid a fight with him, and went in on the topic while speaking with TMZ (MMA Mania):
“Let me say this in a very educated way: I think that those two guys ‘contemplating’ fighting is the hugest bitch 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.”
Woodley has been angling for a fight with GSP ever since he won the belt from Robbie Lawler back at UFC 201. The French Canadian never really lost the welterweight belt, he rather just retired after a difficult fight against Johnny Hendricks at UFC 167. A fight between the two would certainly bring some closure to the argument of who’s the best UFC welterweight and the rightful champion.
Dana White had said that the UFC was working on a fight between GSP and Nate Diaz, but at 155 pounds. While Diaz doesn’t really seem on board with the idea, it seems GSP was game for it, which Woodley sees as another way of avoiding a fight against him. The proposed bout is supposed to go down at UFC 227 in August.
But seeing how he’s given up two titles up after winning or defending them, maybe it’s best if GSP doesn’t fight for another belt.