Conor McGregor called out by Tyron Woodley

Former Lightweight and Featherweight champion Conor McGregor has recently been called out by former Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

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Woodley’s comments come after he was dominated by Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 to lose his Welterweight title. To TMZ, Woodley suggested McGregor is in no position to be making demands, saying “I’d tell him, ‘Sit your ass down and fight Tyron Woodley at 170,’”  Woodley commented further “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.”

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McGregor did campaign for this fight before Woodley lost his belt, however it doesn’t appear as though this fight is on the Irishmans’ mind anymore, as he pushes for fights against multiple Lightweight Contenders. Woodley went on to say “I’m dead ass [serious], 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.”

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It isn’t clear if this fight is likely to happen anytime soon, if at all, however it is interesting to see where Woodley sees his immediate future, following the domination he received recently.

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