Tyron Woodley became the UFC’s new welterweight champion at last night’s UFC 201 event in Atlanta by scoring a first-round knockout victory over Robbie Lawler.
Following his impressive victory over Lawler, Woodley stated that he was eyeing a fight with former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz.
“The Chosen One” believes that a fight with Nick Diaz would put more butts in the stands when compared to a bout with the divisions current #1 contender Stephen Thompson.
“Wonderboy” responded to Woodley’s comments with the following:
“He’s won (three) in a row,” Thompson said on UFC 201’s post-fight show. “How many have I won? Seven in a row. I’ve cleaned out the division for this guy. Listen, I’ve got more wins under me in a row than he does, I’ve beat the best, I’ve beat the No. 1 (in Johny Hendricks), I’ve beat the No. 2 (in Rory MacDonald) – not just in a five-round fight; (Hendricks) was in the first round.”
“I’m not going to say he’s scared, because I know he’s not scared,” Thompson said. “He wants that money fight, but I think I’m going to be making more money when I put this foot upside his head. I’m just telling you. It’s going to happen. This is my division, baby. That’s it.”
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