After Woodley bombed out Robbie Lawler to become champ at UFC 201, he called for fights with either Nick Diaz or GSP. Woodley even posted a text exchanged he had with St-Pierre, whereby they both expressed an interest in fighting each other. Diaz, meanwhile, said he wasn’t really interested in facing Woodley, unless the UFC made it worth his while.
Well, recently GSP spoke to Uproxx, in advance of the release of Kickboxer: Vengeance. The Canadian star has a role in the upcoming flick, which stars Jean-Claude Van Damme. During the interview, St-Pierre was asked about Woodley, and the fact that the champ posted their texting exchange:
What happened is that, he texted me and I don’t know him very well, but he texted me and he explained that he challenged me and he wanted to do it because he wanted to fight the best. He didn’t want me to take anything as disrespect, and I didn’t take it as disrespect. He’s a competitor and I said, “If you want to do it, let’s do it. I’m ready to fight you.” But it’s not my decision, the UFC is a business and the way it works, because UFC is a business, they have to choose what’s best for them.
We want it to happen, we’ll see what happens and we’ll see what’s the best that can happen for the UFC, or me fighting Tyron or another guy. But I’m not even sure if I can come back yet, so it’s a lot of things. I’m not sure if it was the best idea to post that, I don’t know.
So, there you have it. The texts certainly generated a lot of buzz, but as GSP noted, his UFC return isn’t finalized yet. St-Pierre has reported that his management team is trying to renegotiate a new contract with the promotion, due to the implications of the Reebok, uniform deal.