Tyron Woodley has called out Conor McGregor for a fight at welterweight

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As usual, Conor McGregor is the one name many fighters are calling out from every angle.

Donald Cerrone clearly wants a scrap, it seems like a trilogy fight is all Nate Diaz wants while the likes of Jose Aldo, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier are all also keen on meeting the Notorious one more time.


If the Irishman gets his wish, though, then he'll get a rematch of his own against lightweight king, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

We can now officially add Tyron Woodley's name to that list as well.

The Chosen One recently lost the welterweight championship to Kamaru Usman, with many now questioning who he will face next.

A rematch looks out of the equation right now with Colby Covington almost certain to face the Nigerian Nightmare, so Woodley has turned his attention to McGregor instead.

The two do have some history, however. In the build-up to McGregor's lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez, McGregor criticised Woodley for recording the bust-up on stage by squaring up to him backstage alongside a frosty exchange backstage.

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Speaking on TMZ Sports, Woodley claimed that McGregor is in no position to make any demands now. The only way he can do that is if he gets past Woodley with both men coming off the back of a defeat.


According to MMA Fighting, he said: "I’d tell him, ‘Sit your ass down and fight Tyron Woodley at 170.

"We both just lost in a world title fight. You ain’t in no position to call no shots. You lost, you started a huge religious, culture war, you just got into some smoke by smashing a fan’s phone, you’re constantly in trouble, you constantly get passes. You get through Tyron and we’ll talk.

“I’m dead ass [serious],” Woodley continued.

"I didn’t think about that until you just said it but I’m like, okay, he wants to fight Cerrone - never been a champion. He wants to fight Nate Diaz - never been a champion. He wants a rematch of Khabib immediately, so do I.

"I don’t look like I’m getting an immediate rematch so it looks like we dangling around Conor. Come get this smoke.”

Despite being a wanted man, McGregor has enough options on his plate for another mega payday.

What do you make of Tyron Woodley calling out Conor McGregor for a fight at welterweight? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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