It’s not like it escaped Tyron Woodley’s attention that Georges St-Pierre has elected to return to a different weight class than the one he ruled over with an iron fist for years.
With the French-Canadian returning to the UFC, there was plenty of discussion as to which division he’d be making his comeback in, with 155, 170 and 185 all touted as options.
In the end, the former welterweight legend elected for a bout with middleweight (185) champion Michael Bisping — something 170-pound champion Woodley believes is indicative of something.
“I feel like I’m the greatest welterweight of all time because I’m the hardest punching, I’m the best wrestler, I’m the most well rounded — and GSP don’t wanna fight me,” Woodley said, speaking with MMAFighting. “GSP, one of the reasons he left the sport was because of concussion. He’s talking about going down to 155, he’s going up to 185; Michael Bisping hasn’t been known to be the power striker to knock your head off. And, I think [St-Pierre] is avoiding fighting me.
“So therefore, I’m the greatest welterweight of all time if he doesn’t want to fight me.”