Tyron Woodley Wants To Fight Carlos Condit At UFC 171
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.14.2013
Matt Brown is out...
MMA Junkie reports that with Matt Brown out of a possible fight with Carlos Condit (29-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) due to a back injury, Tyron Woodley (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) wants to fight Condit instead at UFC 171. Condit and Brown were set to fight tonight at UFC on FOX 9 before Brown's injury. Dana White has said that Condit will likely fight next at UFC 171.
The show is headlined by a fight between Johny Hendricks (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) and Robbie Lawler (22-9 MMA, 7-3 UFC) for the vacant welterweight title, which Georges St-Pierre gave up yesterday. It happens on March 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card airs on PPV after preliminary fights on FOX Sports 1 and MMA Junkie.
The winner of Condit's fight would likely fight the welterweight champion. Woodley has had knockouts of Jay Hieron and Josh Koscheck as well as a split-decision loss to Jake Shields.
He later retweeted fans who endorsed the idea. Fans have also been wanting Condit to fight Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC), who he beat in early 2012 to win the interim belt. White said that "as far as I know, Nick Diaz is still retired."