Report | GSP turns down title fight with Woodley after failed negotiations with the UFC

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  1. what-wut

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    It appears that newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will not be squaring off with former title holder Georges St-Pierre in his first UFC title defense.


    UFC president Dana White stated earlier this week that Woodley would be making his first title defense against current division number one contender Stephen Thompson.

    Woodley fired back at White on Twitter, stating that he had not signed a contract or verbally agreed to any fight with Wonderboy.

    Now, sources close to the situation have indicated that the UFC was working on trying to setup a title fight between GSP and Woodley, however the negotiations fell apart reportedly due to contract disputes with the French Canadian.

    Woodley had leaked this text message conversation with St-Pierre earlier this week, but it appears that GSP ‘money fight’ is no longer an option for Tyron at this time.

    http://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/geor...odley-after-failed-negotiations-with-the-ufc/
     
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    He's waiting for a LW or Conor to challenge him.
     
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  4. markys00

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    Lol gsp. he wants a one fight deal $1 million.
     
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    You should put Bjpenn.com in the thread title.
     
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    Woodley vs THompson. Woodley got this.
     
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    I bet its to do with Reebok and losing his sponsorship $$$
     
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    A total joke if true. What is Conor getting? 10 mil a fight. I guess GSP refused to take 40 grand from shitty Reebok.
     
  11. James Baller

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    I honestly am not mad. I didn't like the idea of GSP coming off a 3 year hiatus to challenge for the championship anyway, great as he is. It's just not smart.

    Let's do Woodley-Thompson. That's the fight that the fans want.

    Edit: Let's have GSP take on somebody else for his first come back fight.
     
  12. Chain Saw

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    Bwahahahahahhaaaaaaaa.

    Woodley's bout to get a heel to his temple.
     
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    Yeah, they tried to make the fight but it didn't work out.
     
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    And paying GSP 40 grand is a massive insult. The whole Reebok deal is a total insult to all fighters involved.
     
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    I bet Woodley would give most of his purse to GSP so he can fight him instead of Wonderboy
     
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    This. Is this story being reported anywhere else other than bjpenn.com? They are not always the most reliable source.
     
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    They would have done that instantly , at 1 mil they would only have to give Tyron what he is getting now , GSP probably asked 3 mil 1-2 fight deal .
     
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    If I had to guess, if GSP is losing all that sponsor money he wanted to be fully compensated for what he would lose. But he may not be able to wear Reebok period. Exclusive deal with Under Armor.
     
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    I was thinking that likely GSP is negotiating hard with the UFC re his value. Wouldn't be surprised if the Reebok deal is a sticking point as well
     
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  20. I have said it numerous times. GSP is retired and is not coming back.
     
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