Originally posted by crabman82:
the real fight to make is woodley vs mcdonald. woodley said if rory didnt want to fight gsp he needs to get out of the way at the pre-fight presser in november. rory responded on canadian tv saying woodley isnt talented enough to challenge for a title anyways and that it was all moot. 2 days later woodley KO's koscheck and rory lost to lawler. no idea why they didnt do the fight. maybe they werent aware of mcdonalds comments regarding woodley as it only aired on canadian tv.
I think it's a case of trying to protect Rory. He could be the next great Canadian fighter (if he stops using the GSP gameplan) and they want (maybe even need) a top Canadian fighter given how well they draw north of the border.
I'd like to see Woodley built up (and earn) a title shot, let him string at least 3 wins together (which is why I like the DHK fight for him, someone he can KTFO in brutal fashion
). I think much like Hendricks, Woodley can be built as a scary challenger given his elite wrestling coupled with the vicious KO power he posseses...could help his drawing power and they will need to try harder to market fights and fighters now to sell those PPV's without Georges.
[ Edited by KRS-1 on Dec 20, 2013 at 10:19 AM ]