Tyron Woodley has wanted a superfight with George St-Pierre since winning the welterweight title, but since GSP doesn’t think a fight with Woodley would be “worth it,” the current welterweight champion is looking at a more Notorious option.
During a recent episode of his The Hollywood Beatdown show on TMZ, Woodley made it be known he will be an analyst for UFC 229 and has a bit of bias on who he wants to win.
“I’ll be there. I’ll be working the desk,” Woodley said. “I would think that if Khabib’s really about that action, he’s going to do what he says and it’s going to be really tough for Conor to have any lead in that arm to throw that knockout punch in the fourth or fifth round, so I would say Khabib [wins]. But just for selfish purposes, if Conor wins, then the only fight that makes sense is for him to fight me. Try to get a third belt.”
Woodley and McGregor have chirped at one another before, with McGregor sizing up the welterweight titleholder at UFC 205, but that interaction may be the reason it may never happen.
“Conor thought he wanted smoke and then he realized he really didn’t,” Woodley said. “I would smash him. He’s too little. He’s got one punch. What fighter have I ever fought that’s been able to beat me with one tool?”
“From my analyst hat, my mind says Khabib, but my bank account and my legacy says Conor. I would take that fight in a heartbeat.”
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