TMZ, the UFC welterweight champion has an exciting opponent in mind.219 doesn’t have a headliner yet, but Tyron Woodley is up to getting a match booked for the year-end fight card. Following an interview with
News broke out this week that Woodley is in early discussion with the UFC about his next title defense slated for 2017. According to Woodley, he has already signed a contract to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 219.
However, the Stockton bad boy has not inked anything on his side. Woodley believes the main reason Diaz hasn’t is because he is scared to fight him.
I’m here. All I need is the paperwork sent — UFC 219, Dec. 30 needs a headliner. It’s been offered to me, it’s been offered to Nate Diaz. Unfortunately, one half has not accepted. So you guys, people listening and watching, you guys need to get the Twitter fingers and ask your man that said ‘Don’t be scared,’ why is he scared?
The welterweight champion has also campaigned for the superfight on social media, but it appears like Diaz is saving his energy for a trilogy match with. While there’s mixed reactions within the MMA community about the bout, Woodley defends the match up by claiming Diaz is a worthy opponent due to his decade-long tenure in the organization.
Our sport is out of the blue at this point. So, there’s no real rules.
I’m a huge fan of the Diaz boys. I’m a huge fan of what they’ve done for our sport. I feel like it’s not about the rankings anymore. Sometimes the rankings are a little shaky. When you think about who’s put in the most work, the most time, is he not deserving of the world title based upon what he did? Fighting Conor McGregor; even before, just fighting in these wars.
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