WATCH: Tyron Woodley offers to fight Conor McGregor in Ireland

The two fighters have been at each other's throats in recent months

BY Adrian Collins 08:00 Thursday 22 December 2016, 8:00 22 Dec 2016

Tyron Woodley, left, holds his title belt as he poses for photographers with his opponent Stephen Thompson, right, during a news conference ahead of the UFC 205 mixed martial arts fights, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Woodley and Thompson will fight on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley wants to step into the octagon with Conor McGregor, and is willing to do it in front of a stadium full of Irish MMA fans. 

The Missouri native has said that he wants to make the fight happen, but that unlike the other fighters in the organisation, he's not simply calling out the Irishman to get his own name out there. 

"I want you guys to realise this about me," Woodley said in a video on his YouTube channel. "I'm not one of those guys that's trying to position myself off Conor. I actually ain't got no beef with Conor, y'know. He's doing his thing, he's getting what he wants to get out of the game, and I'm getting what I want to get out of the game. 

"But there's a few people you can step to with that BS, and let it slide - I just so happen to not be one of those guys."

He added that the short confrontation between the two at UFC 205 was the start of a possible feud, and that he's willing to go toe-to-toe with McGregor whenever and wherever. 

"If Conor wants it, he can get it. He knows how to get in touch with Dana, he knows how to get the contracts set. He really don't want to fight. I'm not saying he should want to fight, because I'm not a little dude. I ain't Nate Diaz.

"Nate Diaz is not a welterweight, he did not do well at welterweight because he's undersized and these dudes are real gorillas in his weight class.

"If him and his coach John Kavanagh and everybody think that Conor can do well against me and they gas this dude up - you know, he’s a dope fighter but there’s levels to this.

"When you start going up, it’s like me going up to 205 and challenging guys at that weight. When you come up to this weight brother, it’s real power, it’s real people that will put real hands on you, that’ll put you down to the canvas and you will not get up unless I let you up."

"We can do it in Ireland; Dublin, we can do it in the back of Whitecastle, I don't care," Woodley added. "Just know I ain't that guy [...] if you wanna scrap, if you wanna make this money, let's do it. If you don't, shut your mouth."

While Woodley stated that he wasn't going to talk about the Irishman anymore, the fight is one that the UFC themselves have not dismissed, with the two having been involved in a number of confrontations backstage in the last few months.

The most recent face off was at UFC 205, while there was also a clash at the weigh-ins before the event, footage of which the UFC released on their YouTube channel this week.


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