UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (18-3-1) was backstage at The Staple’s Center where he explained to MMA H.E.A.T.’s Wade Eck why he’s so excited about facing #2 ranked UFC welterweight Darren Till (17-0-1) on September 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. When asked about Till’s power, Woodley reminds everyone of how powerful former UFC Champ Robbie Lawler was and many of his other opponents. Woodley also shares his thought about Colby Covington trying to represent the division, predictions for Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo, TJ Dillashaw vs Cody Garbrandt + more!
Tyron Woodley (born April 7, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist, broadcast analyst and actor who is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He competes in the UFC’s welterweight division, where he is the reigning champion. A professional since 2009, Woodley also fought in Strikeforce. As of 26 July 2018, he is #7 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
Woodley is married and has four children; Tyron Jr., Darron, Dylan, and Gabby. He has said that his goal is one-day to open a non-profit facility for troubled youths. When his hometown of Ferguson, Missouri engaged in civil unrest after the shooting of Michael Brown, Woodley publicly condemned the violent protests and lootings that took place. Woodley has pursued acting in his spare time and played roles in Straight Outta Compton and Kickboxer: Vengeance. He also appears in Escape Plan 2: Hades with several fight scenes. In addition, he hosts a podcast called “Morning Wood with Deez Nutz” and a weekly internet web show on TMZ called “The Hollywood Beatdown”.
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