VIDEO | Tyron Woodley is a pretty good freestyle rapper

July 24, 2017 8:04 am by Tom Taylor

Tyron Woodley is an incredibly talented mixed martial artist – he is, after all, the defending UFC welterweight champion. He’s also a solid analyst, having carved out a nice side job as a commentator for Fox Sports. And as it turns out, Woodley is also a pretty good freestyle rapper.

On a recent episode of Sway in the Morning, the welterweight champ flaunted his skills on the mic, dropping a pretty impressive freestyle rap.

“I’m going to give a warning to all my fans, because I’m going to be on Fox tomorrow,” Woodley said moments before his freestyle began. “I might say some ratchet stuff, I might drop some bombs, Ns, Fs, so give me the pass today. And I ain’t no rapper, so for all you guys out there scratching my bars with a fine tooth comb, come see me in the Octagon.” 

See Woodley’s freestyle rap on Sway in the Morning in the video at the top of this post.

Tyron Woodley will next defend his title this Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 214, when he takes on Demian Maia, who stands out as one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu players in MMA.

Woodley will enter this fight having most recently defended his belt with a majority decision win over Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. This win occurred in a rematch of a thrilling November draw. Prior to this draw, Woodley won the UFC welterweight title with a crushing, first-round knockout of Robbie Lawler.

Maia, meanwhile, will enter this UFC 214 title fight on a seven-fight streak. This streak is composed of wins over top talent in Jorge Masvidal, Carlos Condit, Matt Brown, Gunnar Nelson, Neil Magny, Ryan LaFlare, and Alexander Yakovlev – who coincidently, moonlights as a rapper in his native Russia.

What do you think of Tyron Woodley’s freestyle on Sway in the Morning?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/24/2017.


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