UFC News: Champions Michael Bisping, Tyron Woodley Verbally Agree to Superfight in May
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have agreed to fight in May by sealing the deal with a handshake.
The two men were present during the UFC 207 fight card last December 30th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Apparently, they bumped into each other, and decided to engage in some small talk, and along the way, a possible fight was discussed.
Bisping competes in the 185-pound division, while Woodley fights in the 170-pound division. During the conversation, the two fighters agreed to make the fight at a 180-pound catch-weight. The short conversation was caught on video, and was posted on Bisping's Instagram account.
As seen on the short clip, it was Woodley who called out Bisping for a fight, in which the brash Brit immediately said yes to. They then agreed to the 180-pound catch-weight, while Woodley afterwards revealed that he is currently walking around at 200 pounds, while Bisping says he is currently at 210 pounds.
"But then, no belts on the line?" Bisping then asked, in which Woodley quickly responded with "no belts, f-k that."
"Super fight for the f----ng sake, f-k it, let's go," Bisping subsequently said.
Bisping first lobbied for the fight to take place around April or May. But eventually, the two fighters agreed on the latter date, with no specific event yet, as of this posting.
Both Bisping and Woodley are colleagues at UFC on FOX, which made the callouts for each other more respectful than usual. It was a friendly conversation that has yet to be made official through the blessing of the UFC's higher-ups.
Bisiping last saw action on October 8, as the headliner of UFC 204, where he successfully defended his title against MMA legend Dan Henderson in a rematch. Woodley, on the other hand, made his first defense on November 12 at UFC 205 against Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson. The fight, however, ended in a draw.
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