Former UFC Welterweight Champion, Tyron Woodley initially saw wrestling as a way to stay out of trouble while growing up in Ferguson, Missouri. That mindset would lead him to twice earning High School All-American honors and land him a spot on the University of Missouri wrestling team where he was again a two-time All-American and the school’s first Big 12 Champion.
After a successful college career, Woodley started his professional MMA career 7-0, quickly vaulting him to superstar status. Before long, he was fighting against Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 for the Welterweight title, a fight he won with a first-round KO. This lead Woodley to a three-year reign as Welterweight champion and added to his legacy as one of the sport’s greatest fighters.
Outside of the octagon, he has taken roles in a number of popular movies and TV shows like Straight Outta Compton, Sons of Anarchy, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He also works as a Fox UFC analyst and commentator, and he recently released his debut rap single featuring Wiz Khalifa and T-Dubb-o.
In short, Tyron Woodley is a multi-faceted fighter, rapper, and actor that has dominated every field he’s put himself in.