With Georges St-Pierre set to make his highly anticipated UFC comeback this November against Michael Bisping, Tyron Woodley says the Canadian needs to ‘be real’.
Having successfully defended his welterweight title for the third time at UFC 214 last weekend, Tyron Woodley had expected to be booked to face Georges St-Pierre in his next contest.
However, after choruses of jeers greeted his second rather unentertaining title defence, Dana White announced that GSP’s previously arranged clash with Michael Bisping would go ahead.
Woodley reacted extremely poorly to the public criticism demanding an apology from the UFC President but that beef seems to have been quickly squashed. However, the welterweight champion has now turned his attention to GSP claiming that the UFC Hall of Famer is not being honest about his motives for returning to MMA.
“I knew what he was coming back for,” Woodley said on The Morning Wood Show. “I knew he wasn’t coming back to do another run and do what he has already done, he already has a name engraved on the record books. He’s coming back because he said, ‘Hey you know what … Jon Jones, Conor, Ronda Rousey and all these fighters are making all this money, so I want to get in on some of this money.”
“What George St-Pierre needs to do is just to be honest. You’re not back in this sport to take on the welterweights, prove that you’re back and that the king is back, you’re not back for that, man. You’re here for super fights, you’re here to make a lot of money, because you helped build the business model for pay-per-view and there’s no shame in that, but just be real.”