Tyron Woodley has advised Conor McGregor against trying for a third championship belt after his exploits at UFC 205.
The outspoken featherweight champion made history at the company's first New York event on Saturday night (12 November), becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold two world titles concurrently, after adding the lightweight strap to his collection with an emphatic second-round knockout of Eddie Alvarez.
Woodley fought in the co-main event slot on a stacked card at Madison Square Garden, eventually winning when a bruising contest against Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson was initially awarded as a split-decision win in his favour before being changed to a majority draw.
That was still enough for the 34-year-old to retain the welterweight title he claimed from Robbie Lawler in July and, although willing to make the fight happen, he clearly believes McGregor does not have the strength required to beat him at 170lbs.
"If [McGregor] wants to fight we can sign it right now," he was quoted as saying by The Mirror. "I just don't think it's a good idea for him. He's a guy who fought at 145lbs. I haven't weighed 145lbs since my sophomore year in high school."
Despite another heated exchange between the pair that took place at Friday's weigh-in, Woodley was courteous enough to let McGregor, who is expected to take a break from the UFC having announced that girlfriend Dee Devlin is expecting the couple's first child, borrow and parade his belt following the win over Alvarez, after the furious Irishman was left without his featherweight gold.
Brazil's Demian Maia was widely expected to be the next cab off the rank for "T-Wood" after underlining his status as the top contender with six consecutive victories. However, UFC president Dana White confirmed that a rematch with Thompson is definitely on the agenda for 2017.
"You rematch it," he said in the post-event press conference, as reported by Fox Sports. "It was a draw. The fight was ridiculous. It was the 'Fight of the Night.' Do it again."
Elsewhere on a memorable evening at UFC 205, Joanna Jedrzejczyk successfully defended her women's strawweight title by sealing an unanimous-decision win over fellow Polish fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Yoel Romero, meanwhile, kept his 100% record alive and secured a likely bout against British middleweight title-holder Michael Bisping, thanks to a vicious flying knee that set up his devastating third-round knockout of hometown favourite Chris Weidman.
Former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate announced her retirement from mixed martial arts after losing a comfortable decision to Raquel Pennington, while Frankie Edgar defeated Jeremy Stephens and Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov also demanded a meeting with "chicken" McGregor after battering and then submitting Michael Johnson.
There were also wins for Tim Boetsch, Vicente Luque, Jim Miller and Liz Carmouche.