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Thursday, 12/26/2013, 09:50 am

Tyron Woodley Wants Nick Diaz Removed From The Rankings

“The guy is retired. His return might be pending, but according to me, he’s still retired. I don’t believe he should be in the rankings. If you say you’re retired, you should come out of the rankings. Until you’re back in there competing, I don’t think it’s fair to ask people like myself, who’s been fighting tooth and nail to get into the top 10, just to have a shot at one of the top five guys. I think Nick Diaz has done a lot for the sport, but I feel he’s letting his legacy be sealed tight with what he’s already accomplished. I don’t really think we’ll see him fight again. It definitely worked out to my benefit that he turned down the rematch, for sure. I’m just the squeaky wheel, yelling as loud as I can, begging to be heard. In this game, closed mouths don’t get fed. Lazy pigs don’t get no slop. I think Diaz has done what he set out to do. He’s an amazing fighter that’s surrounded in controversy. He sold a lot of pay-per-views and tickets. I haven’t done that yet. I’m just waiting for the person that’s brave enough to take the risk to fight a guy that’s not in the top 10 yet.”

In a recent interview with STEPH DANIELS OF BLOODYELBOW.COM, UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley gives his take on Nick Diaz.

Diaz hasn’t seen action since his decision loss to GSP. The fan favorite, Stockton resident, has been toying with a return to action, but by all accounts is out of competition.

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