The former champion is looking to make his first post-title fight loss move and that move is to call out former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor.
“I’d tell him, ‘Sit your ass down and fight Tyron Woodley at 170,’” Woodley said to TMZ Sports (via Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting). “We both just lost in a world title fight. You ain’t in no position to call no shots. You lost, you started a huge religious, culture war, you just got into some smoke by smashing a fan’s phone, you’re constantly in trouble, you constantly get passes. You get through Tyron and we’ll talk.”
Woodley also calls himself a better option for McGregor to fight than any of the other opponents that have been linked to the former two division champion.
“I’m dead ass [serious],” Woodley said. “I didn’t think about that until you just said it but I’m like, okay, he wants to fight Cerrone - never been a champion. He wants to fight Nate Diaz - never been a champion. He wants a rematch of Khabib immediately, so do I. I don’t look like I’m getting an immediate rematch so it looks like we dangling around Conor. Come get this smoke.”
A suspended McGregor is able to return to action next month, but no fight plans have announced at this time.