Tyron Woodley was one of the biggest names in the UFC when he was welterweight champion. The former UFC champion has an impressive professional MMA record, which is a testament to the kind of explosive power he packs in his punches.
But although he is known for his punching abilities, “T-Wood” brought a consummate wrestling experience to his MMA career.
Tyron Woodley is a former NCAA Division I wrestler and three-time NCAA qualifier. He has also been named a two-time All-American for his success in amateur wrestling.
Tyron Woodley has used his struggle to crush opponents in the past. However, his wrestling skills were put to the test when he faced off against some of the division’s most elite grapplers, including Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington and Gilbert Burns.
Woodley lost the aforementioned three fights to Usman, Covington and Burns. The losses ultimately led to his exit from the UFC in 2020.
What’s next for Tyron Woodley in the fighting world?
Tyron Woodley received a 60-day medical suspension following his brutal knockout loss to YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul on December 18. Former UFC Champion Woodley lost to Paul by split decision in August this year, before replacing injured Tommy Fury last Saturday.
As of yet, it’s unclear whether Tyron Woodley’s next fight will be played in a boxing ring or an MMA cage. However, Jake Paul invited his former rival to fight on an upcoming map hosted by Most Valuable Promotions.
When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, running back Le’Veon Bell, called Jake Paul for a fight. However, the YouTube star mentioned Woodley’s name in her response.
“Always @TWooodley that clown who says you can’t box. How about showing it off as part of the next MVP event? Tyron would let go of you faster than the Ravens !! “
Tyron Woodley was dropped by the UFC after suffering four straight losses in the promotion. His last corporate loss came against Vicente Luque at UFC 260 in March of this year.
Later that year, he relinquished a split decision to Jake Paul when he made his professional boxing debut.
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