“He’s One of The Baddest Men on The Planet”- Dwayne Johnson Heaps Praise on UFC Star

Published 07/18/2020, 4:59 AM EDT


Dwayne Johnson is one of the most valuable entities in the entire world. Needless to say, whomever he associates himself with becomes precious.

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These days, the most electrifying superstar in WWE history is electrifying prime time television on NBC. He is the host of the popular sports reality series known as ‘Titan Games’.

The show requires its participants from diverse backgrounds to go through a series of tasks testing physical and mental endurance. Interestingly, the nature of the tasks is inspired from Dwayne Johnson’s own personal workout sessions.

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This season, the show went with a different format dividing its competitors into East, West and Central regions. The show also featured pro-contestants this time alongside the contestants from humbler backgrounds. 

These were former NFL player Joe Thomas, Middleweight Boxing Champion Claressa Shields, Olympiv gold medalist snowboarder Hannah Teter, NFL Super bowl champion Victor Cruz, stuntwoman and American Ninja Warrior veteran Jessie Graff and former UFC Wetlerweight Champion Tyron Woodley.

Out of these, Woodley stood out for the People’s Champion. The dedication and commitment that has been exemplary of the former UFC Champion is what impressed Johnson.

Dwayne Johnson reveals the rationale behind choosing Tyron Woodley

Johnson goes on to reveal the reason behind picking Tyron Woodley. As per him, Woodley is one of the baddest men on the planet and perfectly fit the billing of the show.

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He’s not wrong as Woodley has been a beacon of inspiration for millions of UFC aspirants. He’s been down, then back up. Even though he’s currently in a rough patch in his career, a resurgence is always around the corner for the American Champion.

Many believe that his two losses to Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns have ended him for good. However, you can never count him out until he himself says so.

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There are rumors floating around about a potential bout between him and the controversial Colby Covington. As and when that bout happens it’ll be a chance for Woodley to prove his detractors wrong. Let’s see what the future holds for him.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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