Tyron Woodley Says Georges St-Pierre’s Plans to Fight Michael Bisping Were “Cowardly”
By FCF Staff
The expectation is that Tyron Woodley will fight Demian Maia next, but the welterweight champ is, and always will be, interested in fighting Georges St-Pierre.
Maia earned a decision win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 211 earlier this month, and in doing so, scored his seventh straight victory. After the bout, UFC President told Maia he had earned a title shot.
Recently, however, White also announced that GSP will no longer fight middleweight champ Michael Bisping next. The reversal came after St-Pierre reported he won’t be able to fight until November.
Woodley was a guest on “The MMA Hour” last week, and the powerful wrestler repeated his interest in facing St-Pierre. Woodley noted that until he fights the former champ, it will “hang over my head”. Woodley also had this to say about the Canadian star (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I’m the best welterweight in the world and I feel like Georges St-Pierre should’ve fought me,” Woodley said. “He should’ve come back (to welterweight). Fighting Bisping, I think that was the cowardly move. He’s going to fight someone who doesn’t have the ability to concuss him like I would, or Johny Hendricks would, or Robbie Lawler would. That’s why he went (up in weight).”
Recently White also reported that St-Pierre has expressed an interest in fighting whomever is the welterweight champ later this year.