UFC 201: Woodley Defeats Lawler in First Round KO

Woodley and his Mother with Championship Belt

Woodley and his Mother with legendary Championship Belt

Two minutes and 12 seconds is all it took for “The Chosen One”, Tyron Woodley, to claim the name of welterweight champion on Saturday night at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. Woodley destroyed Robbie Lawler’s title reign and five fight winning streak early in the 1st Round with a series of punches to the jaw against the fence. This is Woodley’s 7th career win in the 1st Round, improving his overall record to 16-3.

“I’m not really surprised I won the fight,” said Woodley in an interview with Ariel Helwani, “I never came here to lose.”

Woodley attributes his success in life and the octagon to his desire to provide a better life for his family.

The Missouri native tells The Guardian, “Growing up in Ferguson, a lot of people said I wasn’t going to be anything. I’ve proven them wrong.”


Watch highlights from the fight here.

Read more about UFC 201 here.

See how the pros reacted on Twitter here.


UFC 201- Woodley vs Lawler


A previously targeted welterweight title bout between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley is now official as the UFC 201 headliner.

A promotion official confirmed the pairing on Tuesday following an initial report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. UFC 201 takes place at Phillips Arena in Atlanta on July 30.

Read more at http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Robbie-LawlerTyron-Woodley-Welterweight-Title-Headliner-Official-for-UFC-201-105129#/slide/68#w7wjCc0OMqUJrCAH.99


UFC’s Tyron Woodley not surprised by stories of racism at the University of Missouri

In the wake of the recent controversy at the University of Missouri over incidents of racism, our very own Tyron Woodley, himself a former student at Mizzou, decided to do some research on the matter. Marc Raimondi from MMAFighting.com posted an article about the whole incident, going into the history of the more recent displays at racism, and included stories of when Tyron was a student at Mizzou and recounting how things were not as good back then as they are now for African-American students. You can read more about it at this link.


Tyron Woodley maintains that his next fight will be for UFC gold

The UFC welterweight contender believes that it’s only fair that his next fight be for a title, and he’s willing to wait for that shot until 2016.

One month ago, UFC welterweight contender Tyron Woodley proclaimed, “I will be fighting my next fight for the world title, and I’m excited about that.” At the time, the disappointed fighter was speaking right after having his UFC 192 in Houston fight with former champion Johny Hendricks canceled.

A month later, Woodley told UFC Tonight that his plans have not changed at all. “The Chosen One” fully intends to wait for a title fight in 2016.

Until the next UFC welterweight title fight, between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Carlos Condit, Woodley said he plans to stay active with film projects. The American Top Team and Roufusport athlete told UFC Tonight that he’ll be working that event as an analyst for FS1.

Since he made his initial declaration a month ago that he would wait for a title contest as his next competition, Woodley said that he’d had no talks with UFC officials about matching him up.

So, nothing has changed for Woodley. However, he is intent on letting the world know that he’s standing steadfast for what he believes is fair.


Orginally written by Elias Cepeda 



UFC 183 results

This past Saturday, January 31st, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley took on welterweight Kevin Gastelum in UFC 183 for a title shot. While Gastelum proved to be a challenging fighter, Tyron eventually won by a split decision, wherein two of three judges voted for The Chosen One. Here’s hoping the next fight will be just as much of a challenge as the previous one, or even more so.


Mind Body Blog on P5 Protocol

I had plenty of challenges.  Since my father left when I was young, every day was a struggle to survive in my large family.  I was the 11th child out of 13 children.  Despite being raised by a single mother far from wealth, she still taught us about love, support, compassion, having each other’s backs.  She was a loving mom but she was tough, because she feared if she pampered us we would make excuses in life instead of a difference! I also had people who invested in my life and introduced me to different way of thinking, and even to wrestling.  I experienced firsthand on how just some time and re-directing in a child’s life can make a major difference.

Being in certain types of environments it makes the kids think this is all they can expect, and someone need to let them know IT’S NOT.  They need encouragement to believe there are other things out here and they can pave their own way.  They’re in a quite hard atmosphere and one hour taking and redirecting their minds means so much to them and to their future. I wanted to be a part of encouraging them to be successful in life, have a good career, a family, and be something that is positive.  Let them know that they may not receive a ton of opportunity, but the ones they DO, to maximize it!

I’ll tell them, “If you have a drip left, give it! What are you saving it for?  Don’t save it in the classroom, don’t save it on the mat, and don’t save it in life!”

This is really my passion and what I take pleasure in doing. Individuals assume that battling is your life however, talking to youngsters, mentoring, repaying, that’s my interest. This will be my last job, and I truly look forward to it!