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UFC's Tyron Woodley gutted by chaos in hometown of Ferguson: 'It's like Iraq'

If you see anything posted on Tyron Woodley's Twitter or Facebook this week, it probably won't be him. Woodley's coaches have banned him from accessing social media leading up to his fight with Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night on Fight Pass on Saturday in Macao. The images of Ferguson, Mo., Woodley's hometown, have become haunting for him. "It's kind of a...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald vs Tarec Saffiedine Set To Headline UFC Fight Night Show In Nova Scotia

The UFC announced early Thursday on Twitter that top ranked welterweights Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine will headline UFC Fight Night 54 on October 4 at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Are you ready Atlantic Canada? @rory_macdonald & @tarecfighter to headline in Halifax! — UFC Canada (@UFC_CA...
Via Between The Ropes
21 days ago  |  Discuss

“Dude! Where’s My Wipes?”

Less than 2 weeks ago, MMA fans were subjected to UFC 174. On paper, the card was average at best. However, it failed to even live up to mediocre standards. The main card boasted 4 decisions, 1 injury tko, and reports of fans leaving the arena during the main event title fight flooded in. There was 1 moment during the main card that got MMA fans buzzing. During Rory MacDonald vs...
Via Fight Booth
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC: Nick Diaz is worth the money

Your prayers have all been answered folks! The MMA gods have touched their forgotten son Nick Diaz and have filled him with the Holy Ghost. No longer does he walk the land without a mission, partying in Los Angeles and shadow boxing with non-existent opponents. He is reinvigorated, a believer with the passion once again coursing through his veins to step inside the cage and do combat...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Woodley forced to prove himself worthy of UFC title shot -- again

ST. LOUIS -- Tyron Woodley was upset when he learned that his next fight would not be for the welterweight title. Who could blame him? Woodley seemed to be in line for a shot at the championship when he beat No. 2 contender Carlos Condit last month. After all, the No. 1 contender, Johny Hendricks, already had grabbed the title (indefinitely vacated by Georges St-Pierre) with a victory...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis fighter Woodley says 'this is my time' heading into UFC 171

St. Louis UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley's star is on the rise. In less than a year since making his UFC debut, Woodley has reached the co-main event of Saturday night's UFC 171 in Dallas, where he will take on veteran Carlos Condit (pay-per-view, sometime after 9 p.m. CT). Beat Condit and Woodley could rise right to the top of the welterweight division. Though UFC president...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

For UFC's Woodley, next big fight could be his big break

When UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley was wrapping up preparations for the biggest fight of his up-and-coming career, he said he was feeling good about his striking power. "As far as pure punching power, I'm in the top three or four in my weight class," Woodley said recently. Based on the punches he threw Saturday night at UFC 167 in Las Vegas, the 31-year-old St. Louisan...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louisan Woodley fights Saturday on UFC main event

ST. LOUIS -- For a man who says he wants to maintain his pretty face, St. Louis fighter Tyron Woodley would seem to have chosen the wrong career. After all, Ultimate Fighting Championship matches are best known for their brutality, where blood often flows as freely as sweat. This is a sport, remember, that used to take great pride in claiming it had no rules. The typical UFC bout...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis welterweight Tyron Woodley takes center stage in UFC 167

ST. LOUIS -- You never know what you can find tucked inside a nondescript strip mall. For example, at 9751 Manchester Road, between Cici's Pizza and the Wine Cheese Place, is the home gym of one of the toughest fighters in the land. UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley has been training diligently inside his ATT Evolution Gym for an upcoming bout on the main card of UFC 167. For the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Woodley sets sights on Strikeforce title

Tyron Woodley believes everything is coming together at the right time. The former University of Missouri wrestling standout has worked diligently to trade in his label as an MMA prospect and become recognized as the No. 1 contender for the Strikeforce welterweight crown. The title, left vacant when former champion Nick Diaz made his exodus to the UFC, will draw within reach if...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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