Who Is Tyron Woodley’s Mother – Deborah Woodley? Why Is She Famous in the MMA Community?

Published 08/27/2021, 10:00 AM EDT


Tyron Woodley might have lost his glorious spark after four consecutive losses in the UFC. However, the former champion is still one of the top-rated combatants all over the world and doesn’t seem to have lost love from hardcore fight fans.

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Woodley’s impeccable dominance in the UFC has cemented his spot in the record books. Meanwhile, his humble approach has always garnered attention, with his mother Deborah Woodley being a prime persona of his life. Tyron Woodley’s mother is a familiar figure to the fans, whom people appear to love.

On several media interactions, Deborah Woodley has been known for her humble gesture. Be it for his son’s opponent, the mother has never failed to express her love and care towards the youngsters.

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Deborah Woodley, also known as ‘Mommawoodd’ has 14k followers on social media, with several media hubs and fighters on her list of followers. Meanwhile, her friendly gestures towards everyone around her has been familiar to the fans even when Woodley was at the top of the world.

After Tyron Woodley’s last win at UFC 228 against Darren Till for the 170 lbs belt, Deborah Woodley met Till backstage. She hugged the Brit and hailed his commendable run with all the praise. The moment really took a toll as MMA fans fell in love with Momma Woodley right there and then. But that’s not all as the mother showed her strong character even on bad days.

Deborah Woodley meets Kamaru Usman

After defending the welterweight belt against Till, Woodley lost it to Kamaru Usman in a lopsided unanimous decision at UFC 235. It was a devastating night for ‘The Chosen One’ as he fell into the maiden loss of a streak, which ultimately saw him lose three more times in a row before parting ways with the UFC.

However, these statistics didn’t change the approach of Deborah Woodley. After his son’s defeat against Usman, momma Woodley met ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and praised his output inside the cage. Deborah Woodley hugged Usman while the newly crowned champion seemed extremely emotional.

Momma Woodley said, ‘It’s all good’. She also predicted it to be Usman’s time in the division, which is rightly being true. After that moment, Usman has defended his belt four times and is already one of the greatest welterweights in the sport.

That said, the recent antics that saw Deborah Woodley suffer some sort of humiliation from Jake Paul’s team have vexed a lot of fans. As Tyron Woodley is set to meet ‘The Problem Child’ on August 29, here’s how things have turned dirty already.

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Tyron Woodley’s mother vs Jake Paul’s team

Following the latest Showtime press conference for Paul vs Woodley, Tyron Woodley’s sister was seen in a massive altercation with Jake Paul’s sparring partner J’Leon Love. She accused the former boxer of insulting her mother, which saw Tyron Woodley enter the feud. It was a massive verbal brawl that could have been nastier.

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Meanwhile, Deborah Woodley recently shared her opinion on the incident.

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The run-in has clearly intensified the fight for Sunday night. Woodley will make his boxing debut in an eight rounds cruiserweight headliner and a win can resurrect his relevancy in the combat world.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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