UFC welterweight champion Tyler Woodley has made it clear(er) that he is more inclined to a fight with Georges St. Pierre. Woodley’s preference has already erupted a storm of criticism and hype, even prompting odds makers to make predictions.
And from the looks of things, Georges St-Pierre is the favorite to win over Woodley.
After sidestepping a potential match with top contender Stephen Thompson, Woodley dropped GSP and Nick Diaz as his top picks. Although, a recent interview in UFC Tonight seemed to solidify his preference to meet the legendary Georges St-Pierre in the Octagon.
“If it was the same exact money, I would take Georges,” said Woodley in the UFC Tonight interview. “I think Georges is a tougher fight. I think he has some of the best MMA wrestling offense that we’ve ever seen in the sport. He has great timing with his takedowns. He has great takedown defense. He’s a well-rounded fighter. He’s a true martial artist from the respect aspect.”
Current speculation is that the Chosen One and GSP may end up headlining UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York. If the fight does push through, St. Pierre is a -150 favorite, with the odds of reclaiming the welterweight title at 2/3, according to online sportsbook, Bovada.
Georges St-Pierre is already a living legend, widely recognized as the greatest welterweight fighter in the history of the UFC. He is also regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters to step in the Octagon, setting a (very) high bar for current and would-be UFC champions.
Despite the Chosen One’s incredible and shocking KO of former champ Robbie Lawler, it comes to no surprise that, if the fight does push through, Georges St-Pierre is the favorite to win over Woodley. But more than that, just a chance to see the legendary GSP back in the Octagon (at the Garden!) will surely send a Rush of excitement into the hearts of fans.
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