Tyron Woodley: Stephen Thompson “didn’t earn a title shot”

February 10, 2016 8:40 am by Evan Bell

UFC President Dana White stated previously that Tyron Woodley is the rightful #1 contender at welterweight due to Johny Hendricks weight-cut mishap leading up to their UFC 191 scrap last year. With that being said, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson’s impressive 1st round TKO win over Hendricks this past Saturday in Las Vegas has everyone talking.

While it’s been nearly a year since Woodley fought, he doesn’t want anyone to forget that he is the rightful #1 contender, not Wonderboy.

Woodley spoke on his podcast to discuss Thompson’s win, and what should be next for Wonderboy.

“He went out and got his damn name out there Saturday night when he roughed-up Johny,” Woodley said of Thompson. “He didn’t earn a title shot, but he put himself in position. I feel like he should fight one more fight, maybe against Rory MacDonald, maybe Carlos Condit. Another long striker so we can see how he does with a striker who can deal with that. Then he’s ready to roll.”

Earlier this week we discussed Thompson’s jump to #3 on the UFC’s official rankings and what could be next for him.

Play matchmaker and make sense of the stacked welterweight division in the comments section below!


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