Ignoring Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley’s callout for a big money fight against Georges St. Pierre or Nick Diaz, Dana White says Woodley will have to face the number two contender, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson instead.
In an interview with UFC.com, White said, “I think that Nate feels his brother should have the fight at 170, but Nick is not going to come back and fight for the title right away. There are other guys deserving of a title shot. Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is going to fight for the 170-pound title and then we’ll see what happens with Nick and Nate.”
Dana White: Stephen Thompson Will Fight Tyron Woodley Next
Coming off an 18-month layoff, Woodley won the welterweight title at UFC 201 in Atlanta when he knocked out Robbie Lawler at 2:12 of the first round. After the fight, he didn’t waste any time making it known he wasn’t interested in a fight with Thompson. Woodley told Thompson and Fox Sports he would rather a big money fight with Nick Diaz or Georges St. Pierre and that Thompson should fight Lawler instead.