What is Tyron Woodley’s Net Worth? Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has gained tremendous popularity and fan following in the last decade. More and more people have come forward and supported this form of physical training and fighting as a sport. As such, players/fighters from all around the world have gathered under a banner called UFC (United Fighting Championship). One such recognized fighter is Tyron Woodley. He is a former UFC Welterweight Champion. In this article, we would be talking about Tyron Woodley’s net worth. Along with Tyron’s net worth, we will also be looking at his net worth.
Tyron Woodley started his career in wrestling first in college and later moved on to more professional-level fights. In his UFC career, he has had 19 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw. The number says it all. But not just UFC, Tyron has competed in other leagues, too, like Strikeforce. Recently, he was in the headlines for challenging Jake Paul in a boxing match. The match ended with him losing. It was a split decision where one judge ruled in his favor, the other two in Jake Paul’s.
Tyron Woodley Early Life And Wrestling Career
Tyron Woodley was born on 17 April 1982 in Ferguson, Missouri. He is a professional mixed martial artist based in America. The Woodley family was quite big, with 13 kids. He was the eleventh child, and his father left the family at a very early age. His mother raised him and all the other kids all by herself. He was in McCluer high school. There he competed in two sports, American football and amateur wrestling. Tyron won his first high school match at the Missouri 4A Men’s State Championship in 2000 in the 160lb weight class. Tyron attended the University of Missouri and joined their wrestling program in 2000. While in university, he competed in many college events. NCAA was his platform. There he became a two-time All-American. Once in 2003 and again in 2005.
Tyron graduated from the university in 2005 with majors in Agricultural Economics. His first professional fight was against Steve Schnider in February 2009. It was held by Headhunter Productions in Columbia, Missouri. Tyron won via submission in the first round. His second professional fight was against Jeff Carstens on 30 April 2009. He won via submission in the first round. He then made his debut in Strikeforce against Sal Woods on 6 June 2009. Tyron won the fight by submission in round one. Strikeforce signed him to a six-fight deal after his win. Tyron was already flying high with 9-0 and an extended contract with Strikeforce. He then faced Nate Marquardt on 14 July 2012 for Strikeforce Welterweight Championship, which he lost to him via KO in the fourth round.
Tyron’s UFC Career And Welterweight Championship
Strikeforce was acquired by UFC’s parent company. Many top Strikeforce fighters were instantly signed off to UFC. Others had to prove themselves. Among the many others was Tyron. He faced Jay Hieron in his promotional debut, replacing injured Erick Silva. He won the fight via KO in just 36 seconds of the opening round. Tyron then faced Jake Shields but lost to him via split decision. His next fight was against Josh Koscheck. Tyron won the fight via knockout in the first round. This also earned him his first Knockout of the Night bonus award. On 8 April 2014, Tyron’s new eight-fight contract with the UFC was announced. Along with it, his match against Rory MacDonald. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Tyron next faced Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 48, replacing Hector Lombard. He won the fight via TKO in the first round. That win also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus award. He was next expected to fight Johny Hendricks on 3 October 2015. It was later announced that Hendricks was out of the fight due to complications with weight cutting. Tyron faced welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler, on 30 July 2016, at the UFC main event. He won that fight via Knockout in the first round and claimed the UFC Welterweight Championship. Tyron defended his title a total of 4 times, twice against Stephen Thompson, then Demian Maia, and lastly Darren Till. He lost his title to Kamaru Usman in his fifth defense.
Tyron Woodley Net Worth And Personal Life
Tyron Woodley’s net worth is estimated to be around 4 million dollars. His primary source of income is his career as a professional MMA fighter. He also does brand endorsements. Tyron is married to Averi Woodley. The couple has four kids together. Now, this is in no way confirmed but, if you look at Averi’s profile, it says “Coach/Mentor/Trainer/Mom/The Best Ex-Wife…” and it points towards only one conclusion that the couple separated. Tyron posts pictures with his family every now and then but does not dwell much on details and tends to keep his personal life personal.
Anyhow, Tyron did lose to Jake Paul in his boxing debut. But he did give the kid one hell of a fight. The match lasted for eight rounds, the longest ever Jake Paul has fought. Two of the judges ruled in favor of Jake Paul, while only one in favor of Tyron Woodley. Jake won by split decision. Although many were rooting in favor of Tyron, the fight was good, and people did enjoy it. Jake also said that “He’s a tough opponent. All respect to Tyron. There was a lot of talks back and forth, but I respect him “. And we respect him too. Guy defended his UFC title 4 times and had it on him for three years. We only hope that this loss is just a smudge on his boxing career, as we would enjoy seeing this guy in action.