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Morning Brief: Tyron Woodley’s Big-Money Fight Proposals Turned Down by Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz

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MMA’s Tyron Woodley remains eager to compete.

Since his last UFC appearance in March 2021, marked by a string of four defeats and capped with a loss to Vicente Luque via a first-round d’arce choke, the ex-UFC welterweight champ shifted to boxing. In 2021, he twice faced Jake Paul in the ring, unfortunately losing both bouts – initially by a split decision and then through a striking sixth-round knockout. Despite a two-year hiatus from fighting, Woodley, at 41, is keen on returning to combat sports, targeting revered former UFC welterweight stars. Additionally, he’s ventured into promotional work with the launch of The Realest International Promotion (TRIP).

Woodley shared with TMZ, “I’m aiming to square off against icons who, in my view, didn’t receive their due respect and earnings during their prime. I made substantial, nearly eight-figure offers to Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz, but both declined. Diaz didn’t outright refuse but reacted ambiguously to my offer. I respect these legends and, with the influx of money in the sport, wish to ensure they’re well-compensated in these partnerships – like my business dealings with Jake Paul for our two matches. This is more than just a sport; it’s a business collaboration.”

Canadian MMA legend St-Pierre, 42, remains firm on his retirement from MMA, despite his active engagement in grappling events. He last competed in November 2017, securing the UFC middleweight championship against Michael Bisping at UFC 217. His return to the ring was thwarted by an injury, preventing his participation in the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 5.

Nick Diaz, more active than both Woodley and St-Pierre, faced defeat in a September 2021 rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC 266. He’s believed to still be under UFC contract and aspires to fight again. However, a bout with Woodley would require Diaz to navigate his existing contractual commitments.

Woodley clarified that TRIP won’t limit itself to MMA, stating, “TRIP will showcase a diverse array of arts, not just MMA. Given my background, MMA will be a focus, but we’re also diving into music, festivals, cryptocurrency, esports, boxing, and various crossover events.”

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Final Musings

While the rejection of Woodley’s offers by GSP and Diaz isn’t surprising, it’s a notable development in the evolving MMA landscape.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tyron Woodley

Has Tyron Woodley fought in MMA since 2021?

No, Tyron Woodley has not competed in MMA since March 2021. His last UFC fight ended in a loss to Vicente Luque.

Did Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz accept Woodley’s fight offers?

No, both Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz declined Tyron Woodley’s offers for a fight.

What is The Realest International Promotion (TRIP)?

The Realest International Promotion (TRIP) is a new venture started by Tyron Woodley, promoting various forms of art including mixed martial arts, music, festivals, and e-sports.

What are Tyron Woodley’s recent ventures outside of fighting?

Apart from his fighting career, Tyron Woodley has started his own promotion, The Realest International Promotion (TRIP), and has also participated in boxing matches.

Is Georges St-Pierre considering a return to MMA?

No, Georges St-Pierre has been clear about not returning to MMA, although he remains active in the grappling world.

What are the latest activities of Nick Diaz?

Nick Diaz last fought in September 2021 and is believed to still be under contract with UFC, with aspirations to continue fighting.

More about Tyron Woodley

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  • Georges St-Pierre’s MMA Legacy
  • Nick Diaz’s Fighting History
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BoxingBecky December 28, 2023 - 7:45 pm

Woodley’s boxing matches were… interesting, to say the least, but I’m more curious about this TRIP thing, sounds like a cool concept if he can pull it off

GrapplingGuru December 28, 2023 - 11:54 pm

GSP sticking to grappling, smart move, he’s a legend in MMA, no need to risk it in a comeback, especially against someone like Woodley who’s still got some fire in him

CageCritic December 29, 2023 - 6:50 am

tyron’s really branching out isn’t he? boxing, promoting, feels like he’s trying to find his place post-UFC, hope it works out for him, always respected his skills in the octagon

FightFanJoe December 29, 2023 - 7:52 am

man, Woodly really tryin to get back in the game huh? too bad GSP and Diaz ain’t biting, woulda been epic to see them throw down again

MMAJunkie99 December 29, 2023 - 8:02 am

its a shame Diaz and St Pierre said no, but hey, that’s the fight game for ya, always full of surprises, and not always the good kind


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