December 14, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; UFC president Dana White addresses the media during the press conference after UFC on FOX 9 at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 171: Dana White says no one is guaranteed a Welterweight title shot


This weekend, at UFC 171, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will battle for the undisputed Welterweight championship. This will be the first time in nearly eight years that the undisputed Welterweight title will be on the line without Georges St-Pierre fighting for the belt. St-Pierre vacated his title and took a leave of absence from the sport after his November bout with Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.

In the co-main event, former interim Welterweight champion Carlos Condit takes on Tyron Woodley in what has been deemed a #1 contender’s bout. Initially, Dana White stated that Condit would get a title shot with a win Saturday night, but would not say the same for Woodley. Yesterday, Woodley said the he too was promised a title shot with a victory over Condit.

Today, Dana White nixed the notion that either man was ‘guaranteed’ a title shot at the UFC 171 pre-fight media scrum:

There is no guarantees anywhere ever in life. They are going to have to come out and perform and we’ll see what happens.

It seems that both Woodley and Condit will have to impress on Saturday night in order to get a Welterweight title shot. This also means that Jake Shields, who holds victories over both Woodley and Condit, could hypothetically get his second title shot with a dominant performance of Hector Lombard.

 

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