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There is already enough material to build a proper feud with . As insane as it sounds, the world has been whispering ever since McGregor sized Woodley up at the UFC 205 weigh-ins. After a Twitter troll war and confrontations backstage like an episode of WWE's RAW, is a completely bonkers, money-raining match-up for a third title a smart move? Stephen Thompson doesn't think so.

"I think that Conor McGregor's got to defend the 145lbs and the 155lbs title and I just think he's too small for the 170lbs division," Thompson said to Submission Radio. "He's walking around right at 170lbs, maybe a little bit less. I don't think it would be a good division for him to step up to."

When McGregor fought at welterweight, he had to eat the same amount of meals as a Hobbit in order to just make 168lbs: breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, dinner, supper and two desserts. To put it in perspective, Thompson talks his weight ahead of and that he even needs to be bigger for a potential rematch.

"I was walking around at 182lbs about two weeks before the fight. When I stepped in the Octagon, I was weighing about 178lbs, which is way too light especially when you're fighting somebody like Tyron Woodley who's probably stepping back in there at about 195lbs or 200lbs," Thompson said. "So, we're going to be walking around a heavier weight [for the rematch], 195lbs somewhere around there. That way you see a bigger, stronger Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thomspon"

Even though Thompson believes that it may not be the best idea for McGregor to fight Woodley, he doesn't knock his hustle at all. After McGregor's incredible success, it'd be difficult to.

"I think it's very smart, very intelligent of [McGregor]," Thompson said. "He's already out there talking trash to Tyron [Woodley] and doing his thing, doing what Conor McGregor does. Just think about it. A few years ago he was living in his car, he had no money. Now he’s a multi-millionaire. Hats off to that guy. I'm happy for that guy."


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