Tyron Woodley Criticizes UFC Hall of Fame-Says Nick Diaz Deserves to Be There

Published 09/13/2020, 12:09 AM EDT


Tyron Woodley is set to fight Colby Covington on September 19, a fight two years in the making. The former welterweight champion has lost both of his last two fights. Colby, on the other hand, lost his last fight against current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. 

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It’s safe to say that the pair dislike each other, with their disdain for each other growing the past few years. Covington has taken to social media multiple times to criticize the former champ “Tyquil Woodley”. The two men do not see eye to eye, be it fighting, or politics and anything in between.

After years of back and forth, their fight was officially announced recently. The UFC has tried to make this fight multiple times before, however, it did not materialize. In exactly a week from today, Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington will settle the scores. Finally!

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Tyron Woodley makes a case for Nick to be inducted into the hall of fame

Ariel Helwani recently posted a video that sparked rumors about a comeback with a lean and in-shape Diaz. The Stockton native had just completed a 14-week diet and training regimen, followed by a test weight cut, as he hopes to return to the welterweight division next year. 

In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, on The Hollywood beat down, former champion Tyron Woodley was asked if he thought Diaz would fight again.

He replied, saying, “I mean I don’t care if you wanna fight, fight. Sign a contract get in the octagon. There’s been so much talk about if they’re (Nick and Nate Diaz) going to come back. I think that they deserve the hype that they get cause when they were fighting years and years back they were not getting paid”

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Tyron added that even if Nick Diaz does not make a comeback, he has done enough to be inducted into the hall of fame. Why?

“Because he was one of the original ‘bad boys’. There are some people in the hall of fame that you know, had never won a world title. But when you think about it he came over from strike-force. He had a crazy reputation then. I think you need to take some of that into account when you thinking about a hall of fame inductee. They (UFC) bought the organisation, they bought the rights to you know all the fights, so the accolades gotta come with ‘em”

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Do you think Nick Diaz has done enough to be inducted into the hall of fame?

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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