UFC 228’s Tyron Woodley was at Hinoki & The Bird in Century City for a media lunch today. MMA H.E.A.T.’s Wade Eck was there to hear the UFC Welterweight Champion explain why Darren Till has been such a great source of motivation for his fight camp. Similar to the beliefs shared by Robert Whittaker on Monday (UFC Champ Robert Whittaker Talks TUF 28, Almost Quitting MMA, Overweight Opponents, Gastelum + GSP), Tyron Woodley also explains how he feels about fighters who don’t make weight and why he has no interest in fighting a “back-up” fighter such as Kamaru Usman. In addition, Tyron talks about the UFC 227 title fight between former UFC Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson and the new champ Henry Cejudo + more!
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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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