UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is not sure who he will be fighting in his next octagon appearance.
“The Chosen One” recently spoke with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed the upcoming welterweight showdown between former champ Robbie Lawler and former lightweight title holder Rafael dos Anjos which takes place December 16 in Winnipeg.
“You know I think that Robbie Lawler is a guy that is a fan favorite. I think Dana (White) is a fan of his, of Robbie himself. I think that Lawler was a great champion. He had ‘fight of the year’ back to back years and he forces a fight where it is a you or me style. I think Dana (White) wants to see me in a position where it is not a technical match. You know, not a clash of styles. Less of a chess match and more of a brawl, because it is more attractive for fans. So I think the UFC is hoping for that.”
Woodley believes that if Lawler is to defeat ‘RDA’ at UFC on FOX 26, that the promotion will push him to have a rematch with “Ruthless”.
With that said, Woodley knows that an impressive performance from Jorge Masvidal at UFC 217 could result in “Gamebred” receiving the next title nod.
“I think if ‘RDA’ won the fight (against Lawler), I think he could potentially get the next title shot. But I think if somebody else steps up, like say Jorge Masvidal goes Ham on ‘Wonderboy’, then I think there is a good chance you will see someone else emerge as the top contender.”
“T-Wood” has also considered moving up to middleweight for his next fight, and is eyeing the winner of November’s UFC 217 title fight between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre.
“I am also considering going up to middleweight. I think Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre are two huge fights for me. They are fighting each other so I don’t see why there is any reason that I can’t have the winner of that fight. I am pretty open to anything at this point. But I do really want to fight Georges St-Pierre to see who really is the best welterweight of all-time.”
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