Largely being overlooked in all this excitement surrounding the epic Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones rematch and Cris Cyborg finally getting a shot at the women's featherweight title is the welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia. It's pretty great as well, featuring a challenger in Maia on a seven fight win streak taking on cocky champ Tyron Woodley, who continues to insist he's the greatest welterweight ever to the chagrin of his army of Twitter haters.
At the UFC 214 press conference, Dana White tried to hype the bout up some more by raising the stakes. Whoever wins, he declared, would face Georges St-Pierre in his long awaited comeback fight.
"That's the plan as of right now, whoever wins this fight fights GSP," White said. "But GSP's people are here today to speak to me, so we'll see what happens. We'll see how this goes. That is the plan as of the last time I talked to him."
Does that sound very convincing to you? It didn't to Tyron Woodley.
"They gonna ask to fight Bisping because Georges don't wanna fight me," Tyron said after White was done talking. Woodley has been quite vocal in the past regarding his quest for a ‘superfight’ against somebody / anybody ... except GSP?
"Listen, the Bisping ship has sailed," White said. "It's gone. You win on Saturday, it's gonna be you, pal."
With interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker apparently out for six months and both Bisping and St-Pierre still calling each other out, we have our doubts as well.