Woodley Believes GSP Is Avoiding Him… Chose Bisping Over Getting His Belt Back

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is set to fight in the main event of tonight’s UFC 209, yet all eyes seem to be on former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s recent return to the sport. In an interview with MMA Fighting, Woodley put forth his opinion on the return of Georges St-Pierre.

The former welterweight champion is shifting to a new division for his return to the octagon, as he will face off against middleweight champion Michael Bisping. When “Rush” left the welterweight division, he relinquished his welterweight title. Returning as a middleweight, rather than working his way back to the welterweight title, seems to have ruffled a few feathers.

In an interview with MMA Fighting at UFC 209’s media day, Woodley explained:

“GSP don’t want to fight me. GSP, one of the reasons he left the sport was because of a concussion. He’s talking about going to 55′. He’s going up to 185 lbs. Michael Bisping hasn’t been known to be the power striker to knock your head off your head. I think he’s avoiding fighting me. Therefore, I’m the greatest welterweight of all time if he doesn’t want to fight me.”

Rather “Rush” is planning to drop back to the welterweight division or feel his way through middleweight class, Tyron Woodley will certainly have his hands full tonight.

Woodley faces No. 1 contender Stephen Thompson in the title fight main event rematch of UFC 209 in the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena tonight.