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Tyron Woodley Doesn’t Think Stephen Thompson Is Entitled To A Rematch

January 7, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Tyron Woodley

In an interview with MMA Junkie, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley spoke about his various options for a match after his UFC 205 draw with Stephen Thompson. Here are highlights:

On a rematch with Thompson: “If you notice, ‘Wonderboy’ is arguing for a rematch because people weren’t 100 percent decisive on whether I won or it was a draw. It’s never been a question of whether or not he won. The only question was, was it a draw or did I win? So with those details, how the hell do you feel obligated and entitled to a rematch?”

On a possible fight with Michael Bisping: “If you’re silly enough to get in there with me and put the belt on the line, bro, let’s do it.”

On his choices of Thompson, McGregor and Bisping: “All these fights are important to me and my career. It just when I take these fights and what time. It has to make sense for me on when I take these fights. I will fight all these guys. But it might make sense for me to fight Michael Bisping before I fight ‘Wonderboy.’ It might make sense for me to fight (Nick) Diaz at UFC 209 instead of Demian Maia. It’s just a scheduling and timing deal.”