From one former champion to another, Tyron Woodley has called out ex-two division champ Conor McGregor, telling ‘The Notorious’ that, following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov and recent altercation in Miami, he is no longer in a position to be calling the shots in the UFC.
Woodley, who lost his welterweight title to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235, wants McGregor to move back up 170 lbs. to fight him.
“I’d tell him, ‘Sit your ass down and fight Tyron Woodley at 170,’” Woodley said in a recent interview with TMZ Sports, per MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew. “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.”
McGregor, who was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, is currently being sued for allegedly destroying a man’s phone outside a nightclub in Miami. The former featherweight and lightweight titleholder is expected to return to the Octagon in July, although no opponent has been announced
Woodley told the Irishman to forget his rematch with Khabib and ‘come get this smoke’ against ‘T-Wood.’
“I’m dead ass [serious],” Woodley said. “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.”
Woodley went on to call McGregor a ‘b-tch’ and said he is willing to fight the former ‘champ-champ’ in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland.
“Who makes sense for me to fight right now?” Woodley asked. “I might as well fight Conor. Where you at Conor? Quit being a b*tch. Let’s fight. I want to fight Conor. I’ll fight him in Ireland. I’ll fight him in a f*cking back alley of White Castle. Wherever y’all want to do it at.”