Tyron Woodley still thinks George St. Pierre is still considered the best welterweight in MMA today. Even thought he trains at American Top Team with current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.
GSP never lost the belt. And he hasn’t been beaten in almost 9 years.
Woodley wants to fight GSP, and that means a potential matchup against team mate Robbie Lawler.
From a recent episode of The MMA Hour:
“My goals are to become champion and I get to fight GSP. He’s actually the number 1 welterweight. He’s the lineal number 1 guy. You just can’t watch this guy sit on the throne that long, defeat 3 different generations. He beat jiu-jitsu guys, strikers, he beat the guy that were mixed martial artists like Koscheck. Then he beat the generation that I’m in, which is Johny Hendricks, the heavy-handed wrestler that can stop a shot and also can strike. He’s done that. He finished at the top, he retired as a champion. If he comes back, I want to be in the position that I’m the world champion. That I get the big pay-per-view check and that I get the chance to at least know for myself where I measure up against a guy that’s the best in the world.”
Though a rematch may be in order between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit due to they’re controversial fight this past weekend at UFC 195, Woodley doesn’t agree there should be one, as he doesn’t think the decision was that controversial.
Regardless, It seems like Woodley is trying to position himself for a match againg George St. Pierre. If the linear champ comes back at all.