Stephen Thompson politely fires back at Tyron Woodley

By bjpenndotcom - February 13, 2016

Back at UFC 192 Tyron Woodley and former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks were slated to square off to decide who would get a crack at Robbie Lawler’s welterweight championship.

Hendricks had a weight-cut mishap and was rushed to the hospital. Woodley was ultimately awarded the title shot by UFC President Dana White. Lawler went on to fight, and defeat, Carlos Condit via controversial decision. Condit called for an immediate rematch, and there was no mention of Woodley’s promise of a title shot.

Earlier this month in Las Vegas Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson defeated Johny Hendricks via 1st round TKO. After the bout many called for Thompson to get a title shot given that he defeated Hendricks, and became the 1st man to finish the former champ.

Tyron Woodley didn’t like hearing that, and made an argument for why Thompson didn’t deserve a title shot.

Thompson spoke to MMAJunkie to politely fire back at Woodley.

“You know, my hat’s off to Tyron and it’s disappointing that Hendricks didn’t make weight when they were supposed to fight and he was promised the next title fight, but I did fight the former welterweight champion and did beat him in the first round. That’s someone who has never been finished. I think I’m just more of an exciting fighter than Tyron Woodley. I think me and Robbie Lawler would put on a better show. I think more people would be more apt to tune into it as well.”

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