Nick Diaz has made it clear that he isn’t overly excited by the idea of going up against Tyron Woodley after the new UFC welterweight champion declared an interest in fighting him next, but after hearing what the Stockton native has to say, it seems that ‘T-Wood’ is now turning his attention elsewhere.
during an interview with TMZ yesterday, Diaz indicated that he wasn’t motivated by winning the belt, and cast shade on the champion by stating, “I’m the one on top,” and suggesting that Woodley wasn’t enough of a draw on pay-per-view to make it worth his while fighting him.
Now Woodley has fired back at the 33 year-old in his own interview with TMZ Sport, suggesting that his comments didn’t add up.
“He didn’t make sense,” Woodley said of Diaz comments. “He ‘wanted to fight the best’, I have the gold. But he don’t want the gold, he ‘made PPV’ without the gold.”
“I think Nick Diaz is a great fighter. If he realized, that I was actually giving him credit and I was actually wanting to fight him because he was one of the best welterweights in the history of the sport, I think he would’ve answered it quite differently.”
“But as it shows you, his IQ, outside of fighting, is not extremely high.”
Woodley appears to have quickly lost patience with Diaz, and so he’s now looking to another major star for his first title defense, with Georges St. Pierre confirming at the weekend that he’d be interested in returning to fight the new champion.
“I think I may get an opportunity to fight Georges St-Pierre, which is going to be a bigger payday, so he can go fight for a ‘non-plastic belt’ against somebody else. He might have walked his way out of several seven figures.”