Although most of Conor McGregor’s focus was on Eddie Alvarez and the lightweight championship this weekend, his altercations with Tyron Woodley and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been well documented.
Woodley managed to retain his welterweight title after a draw against Stephen Thompson, while the Irishman created history by knocking out Alvarez to become the first fighter to hold two world titles in two different weight divisions at the same time.
THIRD WORLD TITLE?
The tension was visible when Woodley and McGregor went face-to-face at the official weigh-in, and now that he’s retained the title, The Chosen One was asked about the potential of facing McGregor at welterweight.
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This means Notorious could create even more history by holding three world titles.
Although it’s too early to say anything about potential fights right now, Woodley seemed to be up to the task when asked about it during the UFC 205 post-fight press conference.
POTENTIAL SUPER FIGHT?
He said: “To be just straight up honest, Conor McGregor is a guy that fought at 145 [pounds], ever in his life. I haven’t weighed 145 since my sophomore year in high school.
“He’s tall, he has long arms; he’s got good timing, and if you got good timing and things like that, you can place good punches.
“But I’m 100% positive he’s never been hit with shots I’ll hit him with. I just don’t think Conor understands the pressure I can put on him, the power I can put on him, and all the different attacks.
“So I think it’s good for the media, but in general, I don’t know how I can win. If I beat him, everybody’s gonna say I was supposed to beat him; he was a former featherweight. Lose to him; obviously, we know what’s gonna happen there.
“I mean, if he wants the fight, we can sign it right now. I’m good on the fight. I just don’t think it’s a good idea for him to fight me.”
Woodley knows this is another fight that will create a buzz – and make him a lot of money in return – but other fighters may not be too happy with Notorious holding up a third division if he’s given the opportunity.
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