Tyron Woodley Says Wonderboy Didn't Beat The Top Guys In Their Primes


After new UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley's very impressive win over Robbie Lawler for the title at UFC 201, the natural question would be 'who's next?'

Some people think that it may be against Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson or even against Georges St-Pierre. 

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Woodley said on his podcast, The Morning Wood, that he's not giving a title shot to just anyone. 

“This is not a sport anymore, folks, and I’m not entitled to give any super smiley [expletive] a shot because I won, and they’ve been watching some Conor McGregor videos and think they can talk me into a fight,” Woodley said.

Woodley said on FOX Sports that he is exploring different opportunities that is being given to him thanks to his UFC 201 win and taking his time when it comes to scheduling a new fight.

Thompson has said that he wants to fight Woodley, but the new champ doesn't think so highly of his seven-fight win streak. Woodley said on UFC Tonight that if the money was the same, he would fight St. Pierre over Thompson.

“I’m not trying to diminish [his wins], but if people are going to try to take a shot at me, [Thompson] didn’t beat these guys in their prime," Woodley said. "You didn’t beat these guys when they were the opponents we were competing against. So yeah, you did go on a run, you did beat some great guys — Robert Whittaker, Johny and Rory — kudos, man. You are the No. 1 contender. But in the entertainment aspect, the No. 1 contender doesn’t always get the shot.”

If a Tyron Woodley-Georges St-Pierre fight were to occur, St-Pierre would be a -150 favorite, according to Bovada, to beat Woodley, even though "GSP" has not fought since 2013.

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