Oddsmakers like Tyron Woodley over Nate Diaz if fight happens
Indeed, Diaz strength and conditioning coach Jose Garcia sent folks into a tizzy Tuesday on social media when he posted – and then quickly deleted – an update on Instagram suggesting Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC) has begun training camp for a fight. On Wednesday, we found out thanks to ESPN.com that the UFC has looked into possibly booking Diaz in a title fight against Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC), an idea the welterweight champion welcomes.
You know that’s all it takes for the oddsmakers to get going as online sports book Bovada has opened the following line:
Tyron Woodley vs. Nate Diaz
Tyron Woodley -260 (5/13)
Nate Diaz +200 (2/1)
Translation: If a fight does come to fruition, Woodley is a sizeable favorite, requiring a $260 bet to win $100.
This probably makes sense. Diaz would have a considerable height advantage (6-foot to 5-9) and a reach advantage (77 inches to 74), but he hasn’t fought in 15 months, when he dropped a majority decisionin a rematch with Conor McGregor at UFC 202.
Woodley, meanwhile, has gone six straight bouts without a loss since August 2014, with two successful title defenses to his credit against Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia.
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