Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has decided to return to the octagon after being retired for nearly four years. To many fans’ surprise, “Rush” had decided to move up in weight for his big return. Perhaps no one was more surprised than the reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Now it would appear that Woodley is willing to wait to get a shot against the former welterweight champion.
For his big UFC return, Georges St-Pierre is going toe-to-toe with UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. The two will throw down in the pay-per-view main event of UFC 217. The event will take place inside the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York on Nov. 4.
Speaking on his podcast, Tyron Woodley revealed that he is hungry for a match up with the winner of UFC 217’s main event. Rather it is “The Count” or St-Pierre, Woodley is willing to wait as he heals from a recent shoulder injury.
“Win, lose, or draw, I’m gonna want to fight the winner of that fight, Bisping or Georges. Then I’m still gonna want to come back and see all this fresh new talent in the welterweight division and I’m gonna want to show them a lesson too.”
Speaking on Georges St-Pierre, Woodley explained that he believes he is the more capable fighter.
“I think I’ve surpassed him. He was a person I looked up to but skill-for-skill, mindset, explosion, power, wrestling ability, timing, strategy, all those things, I feel like I’ve surpassed Georges and that’s why I want to go out there to fight him and prove it.”