Woodley Sees Diaz Bros As Road To Redemption
After losing his welterweight title earlier this year to Kamaru Usman, Tyron Woodley had set out to face Robbie Lawler in a rematch of their UFC 201 battle for the 170-pound title.
An injury halted Woodley’s return, moving Lawler to a fight with noted troll and former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington.
Woodley’s looking to return to the Octagon this year, as the self-proclaimed greatest welterweight in UFC history has set his sights on training with fellow former champion Georges St. Pierre in Montreal, then make the trip across the continent to visit the Diaz Brothers.
“You know what? At one point in time I really wanted to fight Nate, not because I thought he was weak, not because I thought it was an easy fight or I wanted his clout,” Woodley told his Instagram followers. “I thought he was a beast, I thought Nate was a beast, I thought ‘GSP’ was a beast, (Michael) Bisping was a beast, Carlos Condit.”
“I’m thinking about reaching out and training [with them]. “What ya’ll think about that? I’m training with ‘GSP’ here soon. I already started training with Firas [Zahabi] a couple of sessions. What do y’all think about me training with Nate or Nick?”
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