Tyron Woodley is an American professional MMA fighter. He is a former UFC Welterweight Champion who defended his title four times. A professional since 2009, he has also competed in Strikeforce. Also, he held the Welterweight title before losing it to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235.
The 5 feet 9 inches tall fighter is also a professional boxer who has been boxing since 2021. At the time of this post, he has a professional boxing record of 2-0-2. Both of the professional games were against famous internet star turned-boxer Jake Paul.
Woodley earns a fortune amount of salary from his fighting career as he a former welterweight champion. He is estimated to have a net worth of over $2 million. The former welterweight champion is one of the highest-earning UFC fighters, with a UFC career disclosed earning of about $4,174,000.
Woodley earned $500,000, excluding PPV money, despite his Championship loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235. He was paid $590,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 fight week incentive pay) for his win against Darren Till at UFC 228- which is his highest paycheck to date.
|UFC 156||$87,000 ($43,500 to show, $43,500 win bonus)|
|UFC 167||$154,000 ($52,000 to show, $52,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)|
|UFC 171||$112,000 ($56,000 to show, $56,000 win bonus)|
|UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le||$170,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)|
|UFC 183||$139,000 ($65,000 to show, $65,000 win bonus, $9,000 from the opponent for missing weight)|
|UFC 192||$80,000 ($70,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship) – UFC paid out despite the fight being canceled|
|UFC 201||$420,000 ($270,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|UFC 205||$490,000 ($400,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|UFC 20||$540,000 ($400,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|UFC 214||$540,000 ($500,000 to show, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|UFC 228||$590,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 fight week incentive pay)|
|UFC 235||$540,000 ($500,000 to show, $40,000 fight week incentive pay)|
In December 2017, UFC welterweight champion Woodley gifted his mother a house for Christmas. As we know, he is also a professional boxer who has made a massive amount of money from his two boxing matches with Jake Paul. He reportedly took home $2 million.
Woodley is engaged to his girlfriend named, Kia Woodley. Kia is a sports journalist with a decent fan following on her self-titled Instagram handle, @foreverkia. It is unknown when they began dating, but now they are an engaged couple. Tyron and Kia got engaged in August 2022. The boxer kneeled down to propose to his wife in Ireland with a beautiful diamond ring.
The engaged couple also took to share the happy news on Instagram. The duo has not given any hints regarding their wedding plans yet. They might be married soon. Not to mention, this will be Tyron's second marriage, as his first wife is Averi Woodley.
The MMA fighter was married to Averi for some time. They are reported to be college sweethearts. The former pair dated for a long time before finally walking down the aisle. They have known each other since high school and reconnected when they joined the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Tyron and Averi are the parents of four kids named Dylan Woodley, Darron Woodley, Tyron Woodley Jr, and Gabby Woodley. Their married life was going well, but later, it started sour. According to some online sources, Woodley was caught cheating on his wife. The paparazzi snapped pictures of him cup caking with a woman who was not his spouse.
Due to that, their divorce rumors surfaced in the media, but both of them didn't respond to any questions. We can say that they are already separated as Tyron is now engaged to his fiancee, Kia.
Tyron Woodley was born on April 17, 1982, in Ferguson, Missouri, United States. Woodley is the 11th of 13th children born to Deborah and Sylvester Woodley. However, his father left the family early in his life. Thus, he was raised by his mother as a single parent.
During high school, Woodley was a two-sport athlete, competing in amateur wrestling and American football. Upon graduation from McCluer High School in 2000, he enrolled at the University of Missouri, where he joined their wrestling program.
There, Woodley became a two-time All-American (2003, 2005). In 2005, he graduated from the university, majoring in Agricultural Economics.
On February 7, 2009, Woodley made his professional MMA career debut against Steve Schnider at Headhunter Production. He won the fight via submission in round one. He next defeated Jeff Carstens at Respect Is Earned.
In June 2009, Woodley signed with Strikeforce and debuted against Salvador Wood. He won the fight via submission in round one. He had nine more fights at Strikeforce, recording eight wins and one loss.
On February 2, 2013, Woodley made his UFC debut against Jay Hieron at UFC 156, winning the fight via KO in round one. However, he was defeated in the ensuing fight by Jake Shields through a split decision in round three.
Rebounding from loss, he returned to fight at UFC 167, facing Josh Koscheck and successfully defeating Koscheck by KO. He next faced Carlos Condit at UFC 171 and won the bout. On June 14, 2014, Woodley went on the fight against Rory MacDonald. He lost the match via unanimous decision. Following the loss, he returned two months later at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le and successfully defeated Dong Hyun Kim.
Woodley is also a professional boxer whose boxing career began after facing the internet star Jake Paul. On August 29, 2021, Jake and Tyron met each other. Jake won their first encounter. They faced each other for the second time on December 18 of the same year, in which Paul knocked down Woodley in the 6th round.
Apart from MMA, Woodley is also a rapper and broadcast analyst. He also runs a show on TMZ known as the Hollywood Beatdown with Tyron Woodley. Besides being a UFC champion, T-Wood is also an actor, and has appeared in movies like Straight Outta Compton, Indian Superhit movie Sultan, and escape plan two alongside Selvester Stallion, 50-Cent.
Further, Woodley is also a comedian and rapper, as he has recorded a single with Wiz Khalifa called I'll beat yo'ass, which is available on iTunes.
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