Tyron Woodley (born April 17, 1982) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, actor and former standout amateur wrestler for the University of Missouri. He is currently signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is the reigning welterweight champion.
“I started training after I graduated college. I started watching some of the wrestlers that were doing well in the sport and I thought my wrestling translated well, so I wanted to get in there and give it a try. 7-0 Amateur MMA, 48-0 high school state champ in wrestling, two-time high school All-American, Big-12 champ, two-time D-I college All-American, over 100 college victories.” Woodley stated when asked his accomplishments and how he got his start in MMA.