UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has gone on the record to state that he feels that former champion Georges St-Pierre does not want to fight him in the Octagon. Woodley believes that St-Pierre does not want to risk getting a concussion against him and would rather take on opponents less likely to do such a thing to him in competition.
Speaking on The MMA Hour on Monday, St-Pierre commented on what the current UFC welterweight champion has been saying and also gave him praise for his last performance.
“I actually believe Tyron Woodley did a great job stuffing Demian Maia’s best weapon. I think he did a great job,” St-Pierre said after UFC President Dana White criticized Woodley’s performance.
“I feel a little bit for the guy even though he has not been very nice to me because everybody wants money. They all want the money fight. He wants me to turn my eyes towards him but for my point of view, I’m not scared of Tyron Woodley. It’s more, there is more to gain fighting Michael Bisping than Tyron Woodley for me right now. Maybe after if I fight Bisping and UFC want me, maybe I fight Woodley. But as it is now, they want me to fight Whittaker.
“So, I’m not scared. Scared is make me laugh when people say I’m scared. I’m scared actually to fight everyone. I’m always scared when I’m about to fight but even though I’m scared I’m still gonna bite on my mouthpiece and do the walk. I don’t care about my feelings. I just do it regardless. But, it’s just – I feel a little bit for the guy. He did a great job, I believe. Even though the fight was a little bit boring sometimes because I think he should have gone a little bit more in offense trying to hurt Demian more and do it. But, Demian should have tried more from his point of view to do more. So, it’s hard to put the blame on Tyron. You have to put the blame on both guys, not just Tyron. I think he did a great job.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/14/2017.