Woodley: I’ll Fight McGregor Anywhere
Ahead of UFC 205, Conor McGregor waged a war of words with more than just his opponent Eddie Alvarez. He also got into it with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley — and “The Chosen One” hasn’t forgotten.
What started with Woodley recording McGregor’s press conference antics ended with multiple stare downs and traded backstage barbs between the two.
McGregor ended up dethroning lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and Woodley kept his belt after a draw with Stephen Thompson. After becoming a two-division champion, McGregor didn’t rule out the possibility of moving up to welterweight and trying to claim a third title.
In an episode of his video series “The Champ Life”, Woodley addressed his confrontations with McGregor and warned the Irishman against punching above his weight class.
"If him and his coach John Kavanagh and everybody think that Conor can do well against me and they gas this dude up – you know, he’s a dope fighter but there’s levels to this,” Woodley said. “When you start going up, it’s like me going up to 205 and challenging guys at that weight. When you come up to this weight brother, it’s real power, it’s real people that will put real hands on you, that’ll put you down to the canvas and you will not get up unless I let you up.
So if you want to get in there with a lion and get your head bit off and have me spewing your blood all over the octagon while you’ve got that goofy tiger tattoo on your chest, looking like a clown with a clown on your chest, we can do it.”
Woodley said he is willing to fight McGregor anywhere, even in McGregor’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland.
“We can do it in Ireland, Dublin, we can do it in the back of White Castle, I don’t care. But just know, I ain’t that guy. I don’t like to try and act overly hood or overly ghetto, a million hood stripes, but where I’m from you don’t call me a bitch, number one. Number two, you don’t fake like you’re about that life. If you want to scrap, if you want to make this money, let’s do it. If you don’t, shut your mouth. Just do your thing."