UFC Still Hasn't Revealed Identity of Woodley's Next Opponent

Published on April 29th, 2017 2:00 pm EST

Current UFC Welterweight Tyron Woodley has revealed that he has started training for a July fight. According to recent Twitter posts, Woodley is hoping to fight at UFC 214, which is rumored to play host to the rematch between Jon "Bones" Jones and Daniel Cormier.

Curiously, neither Woodley nor the UFC has revealed the identity of Woodley's opponent. If Woodley has already started his training camp, it can be assumed that he has signed a contract and knows the identity of his opponent.

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When you start eliminating names, you are not left with many possibilities.

Stephen Thompson, the #1 ranked fighter in the division, is obviously out because he has just fought Woodley twice in a row.

Robbie Lawler is fighting Donald Cerrone in July, while Demian Maia is set to square off against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 211.

This leaves us with Carlos Condit, who seems like he may be done with fighting, and lower ranked fighters like Neil Magny, Dong Hyun Kim and Gunnar Nelson.

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On the other hand, the UFC could go "off the board" with their selection for Woodley's next opponent.

How about Nick Diaz, who is set to return following a lengthy hiatus? A Woodley/Diaz fight would likely do big numbers, despite the fact that Diaz would have no business being involved in a title fight.

Or, somebody could move up or down a division to take on Woodley - how about somebody like Tony Ferguson, who is desperately looking for an opponent?

Given the nature of the new UFC, don't be surprised if the company comes out of left field with their choice for Woodley's next opponent.


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