Monday, on his podcast "The Morning Wood Show with Deez Nuts" which he co-hosts with UFC veteran Din Thomas, Woodley revealed that he would make the second defense of his welterweight title in a rematch with Thompson at UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas.
Woodley retained his welterweight title with a controversial majority draw over Thompson at UFC 205.
One of the most dominant 170-pound fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) today comes in the form of Brazilian jiu jitsu star Demian Maia, who has racked up an astonishing six-fight win streak over names such as Neil Magny, Gunnar Nelson, Matt Brown, and Carlos Condit.
And here's where it gets even juicier: Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson's fight is rumoured to have been signed off on.
Woodley vs. Thompson 2 will headline the UFC 209 card on March 4, 2017. Thompson immediately called for a rematch, citing "unfinished business".
Nevertheless, the champion - who dethroned Robbie Lawler courtesy of a first-round KO last July - has signed up for another tussle with Thompson, despite his insistence that the challenger didn't deserve a draw in NY. "So with that said, let's get to work and let's get this party on the go". "In my eyes, as a champion, I wouldn't be happy with that". "So I think it's a unsafe rematch for 'Wonderboy'". "He never dominated a single round of that fight. You can't. and that just baffles me". The champion looked dumbfounded and believed he won the fight. Then in the fourth, Woodley finally dropped "Wonderboy" and went in for the guillotine choke.
"He's going to get in that octagon, and he's going to be in for a rude awakening because if he thought that was something the last time, I'm going all the way up", Woodley said.
Woodley said he's not going to forget about his success in the first encounter, though, and he said it's in Thompson's best interest he doesn't forget either. "I'm just exhausted of these guys that just feel entitled".