Well, it appears Tyron Woodley’s persistent attitude has paid off.
The UFC announced on Tuesday that Woodley would meet Carlos Condit at UFC 171.
We guess the text messages paid off! It's official, as announced on Beyond the Octagon, Carlos Condit will face Tyron Woodley at UFC 171
— UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) December 17, 2013
Woodley (12-2) started pushing for the contest hard after Matt Brown was forced out with an injury. UFC officials tried to secure Condit vs. Nick Diaz, but Diaz was uninterested.
Woodley, a former contender to the Strikeforce welterweight title, is 2-1 since joining the UFC – both wins coming via first round knockout.
Condit (29-7) snapped a two-fight losing skid with a TKO over Martin Kampmann in August. Both of his losses came at the hands of Johny Hendricks and Georges St-Pierre via decision.