Tyron Woodley realized his dreams on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia when he defeated Robbie Lawler to become the UFC welterweight champion of the world.
Woodley said now that he is the champion, he is looking for the biggest fights possible to generate the most money and doesn’t care about what the rankings are saying.
“Nick Diaz is a top-five welterweight of all time in my eyes,” Woodley said at the post-fight press conference (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “Georges St-Pierre is the No. 1 welterweight in my eyes. If I’m an athlete in this sport, in this division and I want to say I’m the best in the world, I feel like I should compete against those guys. So I don’t feel any obligation to go by the rankings. We all know how those rankings are produced anyway. And I want to go out there and I want to fight the money fights.”
MMA Fighting reached out to Georges St-Pierre via text message on Sunday and asked if he would be interested in fighting the new welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. “Rush” simply replied, “Yes.”
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