Texting Dana White 15 times a day won't get 'un-ranked' Tyron Woodley a fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 171

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Dana White reveals that Tyron Woodley has been stalking texting him like a mad man for a chance to fight Carlos Condit at UFC 171. But, because he isn't ranked in the Top 10 yet, "T-Wood" will have to work his way up for the right to challenge "The Natural Born Killer."

Persistence is key, but unfortunately for Tyron Woodley, despite blowing up Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White's phone to offer up his services to take on Carlos Condit at UFC 171, he'll have to earn a few more quality wins before he gets a such a high-profile fight.

According to White -- who held his traditional post-fight media scrum after the UFC on Fox 9 post-fight press conference (watch full video replay here) -- "T-Wood" has been sending him 15 text messages a day to get a Welterweight bout against "The Natural Born Killer."

His words:

"If Tyrone Woodley texts me one more time, the guy can't text me enough. I mean, I'm not kidding you. I'm not being a promoter here. He must've texted me 15 times a day, and then when this thing with Georges St-Pierre went down, boom! He wants every fight.I'll take any fight you want to give me. There are guys like (Woodley) that are out there. Those are the guys I want to deal with. Those are the guys I want to hear from. I love Tyron Woodley. I love it."

Despite the constant pleas, White says because Woodley isn't ranked in the Top 10 yet, he won't be getting the fight against the current No. 2 contender.

Nevertheless, the Las Vegas fight boss appreciates Woodley's willingness to ask for tough fights, unlike Nick Diaz, who quickly turned down the Condit rematch, something White responded to by saying, "You either want to fight or you don't want to fight. If you don't want to fight, you can't force a guy."

For now, UFC officials are still on the hunt to find Condit a suitable (and ranked) foe for its upcoming Dallas, Texas, pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is set to go down at American Airlines Arena on March 15, 2013.

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