Woodley: GSP drop to lightweight would be biggest b!@$# move ever
Georges St-Pierre, the welterweight G.O.A.T., is one of the few remaining pay-per-view television draws in mixed martial arts. When he returned to the Octagon, it was at middleweight, and he beat then division champion Michael Bisping, only to give up the belt citing health issues.
Now UFC president Dana White says GSP vs. Nate Diaz at lightweight is in the works for UFC 227 on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has G.O.A.T. aspirations of his own, sorely wants a big PPV fight, and is not impressed that the returning GSP zigged up a division, and now appears to be zagging down. He expressed his feelings frankly during a recent episode of his Hollywood Beatdown on TMZ.
“Let me say this in a very educated way – I think that those two guys ‘contemplating’ fighting is the hugest b**** move on the planet,” said Woodley, as transcribed by Drake Riggs for BJPenn.com. “If you’re going to be welterweight champion of the world and the lineal champion and you got the current champion constantly talking about fighting you, not only do you avoid fighting him and go up a weight class, now you’re gonna drop underneath him and fight underneath in a weight class that you’ve never fought in your life.”
GSP is attempting to cement a G.O.A.T. legacy. He is the undisputed master at 170. Then he went up a division and won the title. If he drops to 155 and fight Nate Diaz, and then Conor McGregor, that would make a remarkable case.
Woodley is recovered from shoulder surgery and likely next faces the winner of the interim belt fight between Colby Covington and former UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 on June 9.