clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Tyron Woodley responds to reports of Nate Diaz booking at UFC 219: ‘I’m ready’

New, comments
MMA: UFC 201- Lawler vs Woodley Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

If Nate Diaz wants it, he can come get it (just not for this price).

That’s according to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who is negotiating an Octagon return for the UFC 219 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Dec. 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The one that won’t be headlined by Conor McGregor.

Instead, it could very well feature the last UFC fighter to beat him, as Diaz is no stranger to the 170-pound weight class and is certainly a marquee name, thanks to a pair of high-profile bouts against “Notorious.”

"If Nate wants to go UFC 219, I'm ready," Woodley told ESPN.

Woodley (18-3-1) is coming off a boring unanimous decision win over aging jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia at UFC 214, his first title defense after a couple of showdowns against Stephen Thompson. Diaz (19-11), meanwhile, hasn’t competed since going down on points in his McGregor rematch at UFC 202.

Where you at, Georges?