Tyron Woodley Says Nate Diaz Is Scared: 'I Guess It’s In The Bloodline'

Tyron Woodley Says Nate Diaz Is Scared: 'I Guess It’s In The Bloodline'

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley believes Nate Diaz is 'scared' to fight him at UFC 219.

Nov 16, 2017 by Hunter Homistek
Tyron Woodley Says Nate Diaz Is Scared: 'I Guess It’s In The Bloodline'

By Josh Sanchez

Tyron Woodley wants to defend his welterweight title Dec. 30 at UFC 219 in Las Vegas. 

One name that has come up as a potential opponent in recent days is Nate Diaz. There was little word on how serious any contract negotiations were, but according to Woodley, the fight has been offered. 

Woodley claims he was offered — and he accepted — the fight. The only thing left is for Diaz to sign his name on the dotted line. 

"I'm fired up about people who tell you, 'Don't be scared, homie,' and then they scared," Woodley told TMZ Sports

"Not a possible fight, a 50 percent completed fight. You have one half of the party that's been offered, that accepted, that's out here with they bag at Wildcard Boxing getting punched by world champions. Then you've got the other side that got a whole bunch of excuses.”

Woodley reiterated that he believes Diaz is “scared” to fight him.

"Guys in our sport bump their gums quite a bit, and they get you to think that they're these huge tough guys or these gangsters — that they'll fight anybody at any time,” Woodley said. “Then when you get in front of a person like me, the crickets start to come out and they don't really want to fight. It happened with [Michael] Bisping, it happened with Georges St-Pierre, it happened with Conor McGregor, it happened with Nick Diaz, big brother, and now it's happening with baby brother, so I guess it's in the bloodline."

Currently, UFC 219 is without a main event. With just over a month until fight night, the UFC is running out of time to find Woodley an opponent. The top unbooked welterweight is No. 3 Colby Covington, a former training partner of Woodley’s at American Top Team and the recipient of a recent Fabricio Werdum boomerang toss.

If Diaz chooses not to fight, it will be interesting to see if Woodley remains targeted for the card or if the promotion goes in a different direction.