New UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was aiming to fight Georges St-Pierre or Nick Diaz as his first title defense, but UFC president Dana White says: “There are other guys deserving of a title shot. Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is going to fight for the 170-pound title."
Thompson has won 7 straight and is currently ranked #2 in the division, right under Robbie Lawler, who just lost to the belt to Woodley on July 30th.
Dana White also says: “I fully expect Conor to come back and defend his 145-pound title."
There was some talk that Conor would have a third fight with Diaz if he wins the 2nd bout at UFC 202. Or possibly challenge for the lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez, who has been trying to push for a fight with Conor to earn a bigger payday in his first title defense.
But Dana is stating that he expects Conor to fight the interim featherweight champ Jose Aldo next.
For training for his fight at UFC 202 against Nate Diaz, Conor says: "With gyms, cars, transport, f
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