Back in July, ‘The Chosen One’ Tyron Woodley picked up the biggest win of his MMA career as he knocked out reigning UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in the first round of their UFC 201 main event scrap to claim the UFC welterweight championship.
Following the win, Woodley sparked some controversy as he shut down welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show, opting to call out former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, and MMA veteran Nick Diaz. Diaz, who was still suspended at the time of the callout, was ineligible to fight due to not paying his fine with the NSAC.
Ultimately, the UFC proceeded with booking a welterweight title fight between Woodley and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson for UFC 205, which ultimately saw Woodley retain his welterweight title in a majority draw. Following that fight, UFC President Dana White was quick to reveal that Woodley and Thompson would be having an immediate rematch given that the fight was a draw. While there has been no official word yet on when that fight will take place, Thompson revealed in an interview with BJPenn.com that the fight would likely be taking place around March.
With news emerging this week that Nick Diaz and the Nevada State Athletic Commission had reached a deal that made Diaz eligible to fight and corner immediately, Woodley is looking to capitalize on the news and secure a fight with the MMA vet for UFC 209.
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) December 7, 2016
With Diaz now eligible to fight, and Woodley looking to fight the Stockton superstar, do you think the UFC will look to book that fight, or will they move forward with a rematch between Woodley and Thompson? Play matchmaker in the comments section below PENN Nation!