‘I Don’t Care About the Fight’- Tyron Woodley Says He Won’t Spare Anyone Disrespecting His Mom

Published 08/28/2021, 8:35 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 13: Jake Paul (L) and Tyron Woodley (R) face off during a press conference before their cruiserweight fight at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on July 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)


Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley sent a stern to people who try to disrespect his family, especially his mom. ‘The Chosen One’ appeared for an interview with BT Sport’s Ariel Helwani. The former UFC star talked about various things like what to expect on Sunday, how his feud with Jake started, and the recent disrespect thrown by Jake’s corner of his mom.

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Everything was going according to plan as two fighters faced off and posed for a photo. But one of Jake’s cornermen had a confrontation with Woodley’s mom, Deborah. Tyron was clearly livid with this and, while being escorted out of the arena, he lashed the man wearing an orange shirt and a reverse orange cap.

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The man was none other than pro-boxer and Jake‘s training partner, J’Leon Love. The latter denied saying anything to Woodley’s mom.

Later in the interview with Helwani, Woodley addressed the issue and said, “People always want rags to riches story. But I really don’t glorify that. I really just talk about hard work, dedication, and good people in your circle… some people really just like that.”

He added, “I’m like when you disrespect, especially my mom. I’m going crazy. I’ve knocked people out before because of that. So at the end of the day, I just really felt like the disrespect… I don’t care about the money, I don’t care about the pay-per-view, I don’t care about the fight… a lot of his circle, a lot of his corner guys was upset.”

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It is a notable fact that Tyron‘s mom, Deborah, is a respected figure in the MMA community. Fight fans have always praised her for her friendly attitude towards Woodley’s opponents.

How Tyron Woodley has fared in his recent fights?

If there is anything Woodley would avoid looking at prior to his fight against Jake, it would be his recent fight record. ‘The Chosen One’ had a torrid time in his last few fights where he represented UFC.

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Since his title loss to ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Usman at UFC 235, he has only gone down the slope. His next three fights also met the same fate as the one against Usman.

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)

He lost a lopsided affair against Gilbert Burns in May last year, which was followed by a TKO loss to ‘Chaos’ Covington in September. He bowed out of the promotion after losing to ‘The Silent Assassin’ Vicente Luque at UFC 260 via submission in round 1.

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It will be interesting to see how he fares in his debut boxing fight. A win here could open up new possibilities for him before he hangs up his fighting boots for good.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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