Tyron Woodley gets word from Dana White on his first UFC welterweight title defense matchup

August 12, 2016 12:29 pm by Russell Ess
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley realized his dreams at UFC 201, becoming the UFC welterweight champion of the world after knocking out Robbie Lawler.

Following the biggest win of his career, Woodley said that he was looking for big fights and called out Nick Diaz.

However, it looks like the UFC rankings will serve their purpose for the welterweight division’s next title fight as Dana White told UFC.com on Thursday that #1 ranked Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will fight Woodley for the title next.

“I think that Nate feels his brother should have the fight at 170, but Nick is not going to come back and fight for the title right away,” White said.

“There are other guys deserving of a title shot. Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is going to fight for the 170-pound title and then we’ll see what happens with Nick and Nate.”

Who are you picking to win the welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson? Sound off in the comment section!


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