Since knocking out Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 to claim the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title, current champion Tyron Woodley has been handpicking opponents like he was shopping at a fruit stand. Not only did the 34-year-old powerhouse call out Nick Diaz, but he made a case for returning mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Georges St-Pierre.
But after UFC president Dana White announced earlier this week that Woodley will first defend his 170-pound strap against Stephen Thompson, Woodley's rampant parade was rained on. Contrary to the champ's belief, Thompson deserves a shot at divisional gold after dismantling former champion Johny Hendricks and former title challenger Rory MacDonald in back-to-back contests.
However, it now seems as if Woodley leaked a conversation he had with GSP regarding a potential comeback fight. The secret texts can be seen below, courtesy of Woodley's Twitter account:
So it can forever be broken! pic.twitter.com/J6cZM1LbJJ— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) August 12, 2016
Interesting to say the least. This sport has seen some wild things when it comes to lobbying for a payday, but it's rare that a fighter, let alone a champion, goes out of his way to duck a deserving challenger like Thompson and release private correspondence he had with another fighter to the public eye.
It's safe to say that Woodley is looking to cash in as much as possible since capturing the title at UFC 201. But with GSP's return uncertain at this time, "T-Wood" will have to bite the bullet, prepare for "Wonderboy" and attempt to knockout another premier Welterweight striker.