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22nd Mar 2019

After losing welterweight title, Tyron Woodley makes pitch for red panty night

Woodley has explained why a match-up with Conor McGregor makes sense

Darragh Murphy

Is this a fight that interests you?

While the realisation of a trilogy with Nate Diaz is currently looking like the most likely next step for Conor McGregor, the divisive Irishman has no shortage of other potential opponents.

The recently dethroned former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has given his reasoning for why he believes a clash with ‘The Notorious’ makes sense for both parties.

Woodley, who lost his 170lbs title earlier this month after being dominated by Kamaru Usman in the UFC 235 co-main event, explained why he doesn’t see the sense in returning to bouts against current welterweight contenders, most of whom he’s already beaten, and the fact that both he and McGregor are coming off defeats in title fights means that they’re in a similar position at this point in time.

“I want to fight Conor,” Woodley said on The Hollywood Beatdown.

“I’ll fight him in Ireland. I’ll fight him in the fucking back alley of a White Castle … want to go to Russia? Want to go to the TMZ newsroom?”

“Quit being a bitch … let’s fight.”

Woodley and McGregor memorably clashed in the build-up to UFC 205, when the pair exchanged words at the weigh-ins in New York City.

They might not currently hold world titles but the past beef and stylistic match-up would make for an interesting meeting in the Octagon.

And that’s exactly what ‘The Chosen One’ is hoping for.

“Looks like we dangling around Conor,” Woodley added. “Come get this smoke.”