There have been a lot of rumors going around regarding the future of UFC lightweight and welterweight contender Nate Diaz – and one of them doesn’t seem to sit well with 170-pound champ Tyron Woodley.
Diaz hasn’t fought since August of 2016 when he suffered a Majority Decision loss to Conor McGregor after their five-round thriller at UFC 202.
It was a rematch from their initial UFC 196 match-up several months before, where Diaz became the first man in UFC history to defeat the Irishman via second round submission.
Diaz hasn’t fought inside the Octagon since, and after nearly two years away from competition, he’s itching to get back into action. There have been a ton of rumors flying around as possible opponents fro the Stockton native.
The most formidable rumor comes from UFC President Dana White himself, who says he’s trying to book Diaz vs. former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre this summer.
White said he’d like to get GSP in against Diaz at lightweight, but St-Pierre has never cut down so low to 155 pounds before in his career.
It should be noted that GSP has said in the past that he’s confident he can, in fact, make the weight cut happen.
Diaz himself recently shot down these rumors, however, saying that he refuses to fight someone who he believes to be a cheater, until those issues are cleared up.
In a recent edition of The Hollywood Beatdown on TMZ, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley destroyed GSP for considering a fight with Diaz at 155 pounds, rather than fighting him at his former weight class of welterweight.
Here’s what Woodley had to say on GSP considering to fight Diaz as low as 155 pounds, rather than fighting him at welterweight for the title (quotes via MMA Mania):
“Let me say this in a very educated way: I think that those two guys ‘contemplating’ fighting is the hugest bitch move on the planet.
“If you’re going to be welterweight champion of the world and the lineal champion and you got the current champion constantly talking about fighting you, not only do you avoid fighting him and go up a weight class, now you’re gonna drop underneath him and fight underneath in a weight class that you’ve never fought in in your life.”
What are your thoughts on Woodley’s comments regarding the rumored GSP vs. Diaz match-up? Do you think this is a fight that’s going to be made official for the summer? And who do you think would win in a scrap between GSP and Woodley? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!
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