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Tyron Woodley calls Nate Diaz scared for not accepting UFC 219 fight

Tyron Woodley says he has an accepted a fight against Nate Diaz but says Diaz is too scared to fight him at UFC 219.

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley appeared on TMZ’s The Hollywood Beatdown to discussing his future and a rumored fight with Nate Diaz. Woodley said that he has been offered and accepted a proposed a fight from the UFC against Diaz at UFC 219. However, Woodley said that Diaz is too scared to accept the fight.

“I’m fired up about people who tell you don’t be scared homie, and then they scared homie,” said Woodley when discussing a potential fight with Diaz. The UFC champion said that the fight is 50 percent complete. When asked what is holding up the fight, Woodley looked directed into the camera and said that Diaz is scared. Woodley further added that all Diaz has to do is say yes, and sign the contract. However, that has yet to happen.

“Guys in our sport, bump their gums quite a bit, and they get you to think they are these huge tough guys, these gangsters. That they will fight anybody, anytime and then when they get in front of a person like me, the crickets start coming out and they don’t really want to fight,” said Woodley.

Woodley concluded his segment telling Diaz, “get off of the pot, quit crapping yourself, you’ve taken plenty of butt whoppings before, this ain’t going to be any different. Get your big paycheck and drift off into the fall.”

Diaz has not fought since losing to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016, while Woodley last fight was in July when he defeated Demian Maia at UFC 214. UFC 219 is scheduled for Dec. 30 in Las Vegas and is still looking for a potential main event after Dominick Cruz was forced to pull out of his fight with Jimmie Rivera.