It looks like the rematch between welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson is FINALLY booked. The bout, which has been speculated wildly for weeks, was confirmed by UFC President Dana White and will take place at UFC 209 in February. And let the sh-t talking begin (or continue).
Woodley confirmed the news on the podcast The Morning Wood.
The pair first met back at #UFC205 and engaged in an all-out five round war, with the result being an incredibly rare majority draw. Woodley was able to retain the belt (after some confusion) with a rematch almost certain.
Over the last few weeks, the pair have been going back and forth about the rematch, claiming he had a bout agreement signed, and was just waiting on Woodley to sign on the dotted line.
Woodley claims he won the bout and wants to fight someone else, someone like lightweight champion Conor McGregor, middleweight champion Michael Bisping or even Nick Diaz.
But, it looks like he's given in to the rematch idea, and the fight is good to go.