It’s been fun to watch Woodley’s development since showing up in Strikeforce a little more than four years ago. He’s gone from an apt wrestler with shaky stand-up to a power-packing grappler aiming for the knockout as much as an easily-obtained decision win. His knockout of Koscheck was one of the most definitive defeats of the curly-coifed veteran’s career and put some fog around his future. Woodley has shown he can hang with Top 15 foes and deserves another ranked opponent as a result. Rick Story is an option worth considering, since he’s a known commodity fresh off an instance of success and has a skill-set similar to Woodley’s.
Every victory at UFC 167 was notable for one reason or another. Ironically, the biggest win at the show was awarded to the least deserving competitor when welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre received a controversial Split Decision nod despite appearing to come up short against contender Johny Hendricks. Take a look at what might be next for GSP as well as some of his UFC peers who happened to exit the event with a raised hand. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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