UFC Fighter to Feature With ‘The Rock’ in a TV Show

Published 05/05/2020, 2:20 AM EDT


Former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley has not set foot in the Octagon in over a year since losing to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235. Even though rumors suggest that he will headline the May 23rd UFC event against Gilbert Burns, there is no official confirmation from the UFC.  However, ‘The Chosen One’ will appear on television screens this Memorial Day. 

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UFC Fighter Tyron Woodley will feature on ‘The Titan Games’ 

A Tweet by Dwayne Johnson introduced the participants for ‘The Titan Games’ as “the best pro-athletes on the planet.”

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The Chosen One’ was revealed as one of 6 participants for the second season of NBC’s The Titan Games, which kicks off with a 2-hour premiere on the 25th of May. Here, he will be joined by 10 times NFL Pro-Bowler Joe Thomas and Super Bowl Champion Victor Cruz. In addition to the trio, the show will feature Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder Hannah Teter, world boxing champion Claressa Shields and Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff on the women’s side of things.

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‘The Titan Games’ shows sees athletes compete in endurance-based challenges. It keeps with the show’s tagline, “Titans aren’t born, They’re Made.”

‘The Chosen One’ is the first UFC representative on the show. However, he can’t claim the honor of being the first Mixed Martial Artist to compete for the title of Titan. This belongs to Welterweight fighter Derick Scott of Shamrock FC, who featured in the inaugural season and finished second overall. 

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‘The Chosen One’ will no doubt want to better that and emulate James Jean-Louis who became the first male ‘Titan.’ He is game for all challenges and takes them on despite not being so keen on them. Do you see Tyron Woodley calling himself ‘The Chosen Titan’ if he wins?

In the UFC, the former Welterweight Champion and his opponent have seemingly confirmed their matchup via social media posts. Because this is ‘Durinho’s second fight in an empty arena, he will have the advantage. However, discounting ‘The Chosen One’ will be a big mistake as he embarks on the long road back to the Welterweight Title. His experiences at ‘The Titan Games’ too could add an extra dimension to his fighting.

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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