One of the biggest fights of the year for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) is on the horizon.
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is coming out of retirement to fight UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping at UFC 217, which is slated to take place on Saturday, November 4th in New York at Madison Square Garden.
The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass, at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw for the UFC bantamweight title is expected to serve as the co-main event. Rounding out this stacked five bout main card is Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas in a strawweight title bout, Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight bout, and Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha in a middleweight bout.
Not only fans are keeping an eye on this upcoming bout, but UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is as well. Keep in mind that Tyron Woodley who has solidified himself as the new king at 170 pounds.
Woodley almost fought GSP instead of Bisping but at the end of the day, St-Pierre has opted to fight Bisping.
The other reason Woodley didn’t get the fight is due to his poor performance against Demian Maia earlier this year in which he let off little to no offense, en-route to a unanimous decision title defense.
The UFC champion recently appeared on the Anik and Florian Podcast and discussed what his next move would be after defending his title for the second consecutive time.
During the interview, Woodley claimed that he will be moving up to 185 pounds to challenge the winner of Bisping vs. St-Pierre. Here is what he had to say: (quotes via LowKick MMA):
“I think my next opponent is going to be the winner of Bisping and Georges St-Pierre,” Woodley said. “I think that’s my next fight. Victorious in that fight, I think you see me move up to a different weight class.”
What are your thoughts on his comments about the upcoming fight? Should he fight the winner of this bout? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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