Tyron Woodley’s Hindi Movie Career You Didn’t Know About

Published 08/10/2021, 7:12 AM EDT


Tyron Woodley is one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts. Over the years, he has racked up a record of 19 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw. He rose through the ranks and became the UFC welterweight champion in 2016 by defeating Robbie Lawler. ‘Subsequently, ‘The Chosen One’ defended his title four times against some of the best in the division. However, his streak ended with Kamaru Usman grabbing the title from him in 2019.

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During his reign as an active champion, Tyron Woodley dripped his toes in the entertainment industry. While most are aware of his rap songs like ‘I’ll Beat Your A**’, what many do not know about him is that he even featured in a couple of blockbuster movies.

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Among movies like ‘Olympus Has Fallen’, ‘Escape Plan 2: Hades’, and ‘The Equalizer 2’, he also featured in a Hindi Bollywood blockbuster ‘Sultan’ in 2016.

MMA fans were thrilled to see Woodley in action against one of the biggest names in Indian cinema, Salman Khan. However, most casual viewers did not realize that Khan was locked in a cage with an actual champion.

Tyron Woodley later acknowledged that he had an “incredible experience” working in India. He also expressed his pleasure in working with Salman Khan, who is considered to be one of the greatest amongst the Indian audience.

Tyron Woodley on ‘GOAT’ status in MMA

Despite being a five-time welterweight champion in the UFC, Tyron Woodley’s ascent into MMA greatness has not been without struggles. ‘The Chosen One’ recently shared his thoughts on being the ‘greatest of all time’ in this sport in an interview.

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He revealed it is difficult to be the ‘greatest’ while balancing the sport with regular crests and troughs of life. Tyron Woodley added that despite daily struggles with depression, health problems, and other similar things, fighters still have to show up to train.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Tyron Woodley battles Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

When you look at the GOATs of this sport – it is hard to be a GOAT in this sport – you got to deal with Father Time, you got to deal with the backgrounds, you got to deal with the different elements. Everybody is not a 100%. We got life to be normal like everybody else. We go through depression, we go through bad situations, we go through [expletive] bad health, and we still got to turn up,” said Tyron Woodley.

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Tyron Woodley’s comments on being the greatest in the sport really puts things into perspective for fans. It speaks volumes about what it takes to be in the shoes of elite athletes like Jon Jones. It also makes one appreciate fighters like Conor McGregor, who have gotten back up even after facing regular setbacks. Do you agree with Tyron Woodley’s take?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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