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Tyron Woodley CM Punk's Been Training Like Crazy ... For UFC Return

3/16/2018 1:46 PM PDT

CM Punk has been in the gym -- THREE TIMES A DAY -- training his ass off since his unsuccessful UFC debut ... and now Tyron Woodley says he's CONVINCED Punk can win in his return. 

"I just talked with him yesterday," Woodley said on "The Hollywood Beatdown" ... "He's putting in more work than some of these guys who claim they wanna be at the top."

Woodley -- the reigning UFC welterweight champ -- says he's been in the gym with Punk and is incredibly impressed with his training regimen. 

In fact, once UFC selects an opponent for Punk, Woodley says he'll help the ex-WWE superstar break down tape to prepare for UFC 225 in June. 

There's more ... Woodley also reacts to Floyd Mayweather's MMA self-ranking -- and tells us how he plans to get Floyd ready to destroy Conor McGregor whenever they finally get in the octagon.

Make sure to subscribe to the TMZ Sports YouTube page to check out the Beatdown when it drops every Friday. 

Tyron Woodley: I Believe Jon Jones ... He Ain't a Cheater

3/2/2018 2:45 PM PST

At least one big UFC star believes Jon Jones ... with Tyron Woodley saying he DOESN'T think the embattled MMA fighter intentionally took steroids before UFC 214. 

Jones has suggested an enemy may have slipped anabolic steroids into his workout supplements in order to sabotage his career ... and while Tyron wouldn't go that far, he explains why he doubts Jon would ever knowingly 'roid up. 

It all went down on "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- where Tyron also questioned why Jones' reputation is in shambles after his PED test ... but Brock Lesnar (who also tested positive) is still a huge fan favorite. 

There's more ... Woodley also weighs in on Deontay Wilder's claim he could beat Mike Tyson in the prime of Mike's career and also breaks down Wilder's upcoming fight against Luis Ortiz

BTW, Wilder vs. Ortiz goes down Sat at 9 PM ET on Showtime! 

Tyron Woodley Responds to Dana White ... Over UFC Future

2/9/2018 2:18 PM PST

It's been a crazy week for Tyron Woodley -- but now he's finally speaking out after UFC boss Dana White publicly called him "full of sh*t."

Tyron has made it clear he wants his next fight to be against Nate Diaz -- but Dana says he wants the UFC welterweight champ to fight top contender Rafael dos Anjos instead. 

Woodley is finally responding on this week's episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- and says the most important thing is to fight a big name THIS SUMMER. 

Woodley also tells TMZ Sports why Cardi B shouldn't be worried about gang retaliation in Los Angeles after dissing the Crips on social media ... and references his own gang experience to make his point. 

Plus, ya gotta see who Tyron "punches in the face" this week ... 

Make sure to subscribe to the TMZ Sports YouTube page to catch "The Hollywood Beatdown" every week. 

Nate Diaz to Tyron Woodley: I See You On TMZ ... Let's Fight Already!

2/7/2018 10:06 AM PST
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Nate Diaz is finally ready to fight Tyron Woodley -- saying, "I see him on TMZ every week, talking about me. I'm like, 'What the f*ck?'"

Diaz spoke with ESPN's Brett Okamoto and Nate was asked when we'd finally see him return to the octagon -- since he hasn't fought since the Conor McGregor rematch in 2016. 

That's when he brought up Tyron ... 

"I'm getting to the point where I'm sick of not fighting. I'm not getting any younger ... I put that tweet out saying I wanted to fight in May or June, but I didn't say who because I was weighing my options. And now, Woodley is my best option."

Tyron had previously said he was offered the Nate Diaz fight at UFC 219 but Diaz refused to sign the contract. Tyron's been calling Nate out on his show, "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- which drops every week on the TMZ Sports YouTube page

"I see him on TMZ every week, talking about me. I'm like, 'What the f*ck? If that's what you want to do.' It's not really my weight class, but I'm with it," Diaz said. 

"I think it's my title we're fighting for. If he's the one calling me out, whose title are we fighting for? Who's the real champion here?"

Diaz says he's eyeing UFC 226 in Vegas on July 7 -- because he wants a 3-month camp to get ready. 

The newest episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" drops on Friday -- don't miss it. 

Tyron Woodley Breaks Down Crazy ... Tonya Harding Knockout Video

2/2/2018 4:00 PM PST

Tonya Harding K.O.'d the living hell out of another woman during a 2005 boxing match that most people haven't seen ... UNTIL NOW ... and Tyron Woodley is breaking down the video. 

The UFC welterweight champ was VERY impressed with Tonya's pro boxing performance against Brittany Drake ... which included a brutal knockout in the opening seconds of Round 2. 

The fight was promoted by Damon Feldman -- who provided the incredible footage. 

But the question ... with Tonya's raw athletic talent and the workout ethic that was captured in the Oscar nominated movie "I, Tonya" -- does Tyron think Harding could have been a REAL contender with the right team around her??

There's more ... Tyron also breaks down how a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather MMA fight would go ... and gives a strong warning to the guy who socked Flavor Flav in the face. 

Check out the Hollywood Beatdown every week on the TMZ Sports YouTube page

Tyron Woodley Things Got Real w/ Conor McGregor 'Don't Ever Call Me a Bitch'

1/19/2018 4:25 PM PST

Tyron Woodley says things got thiiiis close to REAL violence with Conor McGregor when the Irish superstar called him a "bitch" behind the scenes ... but Tyron set him straight real quick. 

The UFC welterweight champ told the whole story on "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- explaining how things went from 0 to 100 real quick at UFC 205 in Nov. 2016 ... with Conor ultimately backing down. 

There's a lot more ... Tyron calls B.S. on President Trump's physical exam numbers -- saying there's no way in hell POTUS is really 6'4", 239 lbs ... but he's got a plan to help him cut the fat

Tyron's also weighing in on Logan Paul ... telling us if the YouTube star really deserves a 2nd chance after his suicide forest videos stunt. 

Make sure to subscribe to the TMZ Sports YouTube page to catch "The Hollywood Beatdown" every week. 

Tyron Woodley Here's What It's Like to Knock a Dude Out!

1/17/2018 3:58 PM PST

UFC champ Tyron Woodley recently told Joe Rogan he doesn't really like fighting, "I'm just good at it." 

Yeah, that's not true. He LOVES it. 

Especially when he's smashing dudes out of consciousness. 

Woodley clarified his comments on "The Hollywood Beatdown" ... waxing poetically about why there's no better feeling in the world than knocking an opponent out cold. 

Make sure to check the full ep. when it drops on Friday (subscribe to the TMZ Sports YouTube page) -- when Tyron talks about how his beef with Conor McGregor got very real. 

Meantime, here's a video of Woodley doing what he does best ... destroying people. 

Tyron Woodley Ronda Rousey to WWE Is Happening ... Here's Why

1/12/2018 3:15 PM PST

You're gonna see Ronda Rousey in the ring sooner rather than later -- so says Tyron Woodley, who's got a strong hunch when the UFC megastar's making her WWE debut. 

Tyron broke down why the timing's perfect for Rousey to cross over to pro wrestling in this week's episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" ... days after TMZ Sports spotted her out with Triple H

As for the when ... the welterweight champ says it'll be at one of WWE's biggest annual events, which is only weeks away -- and explains why Ronda's "kicking some ass" right out the gates.

Also on the 'Beatdown,' Tyron says Oprah's got his vote for president ... and lays out how we can officially settle the O.J. Simpson/Khloe Kardashian biological father debate.

Tyron Woodley Khabib Is Terrifying ... Hell No I Won't Fight Him!!

1/5/2018 3:48 PM PST

Tyron Woodley says UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov scares the living hell outta him ... and he ain't too happy his TMZ co-host's trying to play matchmaker with 'em.

On this week's episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- the UFC welterweight champ reveals his very real fear of Khabib ... who absolutely mauled Edson Barboza at UFC 219. 

So once Tyron found out we asked Khabib about a potential throw-down, his reaction was pretty much what you'd expect.

"Why you gonna stick this maniac on me?! Don't try to throw me in there with a dude who's fighting bears!!!"

That's not a joke. A young Khabib REALLY WRESTLED BEARS.

Also on the Beatdown, Woodley reveals a huge NFL star he's bringing to the big screen ... and explains why Logan Paul should get smacked.

Tyron Woodley I Challenged Dana White to a Fight ... While Drugged Up

12/22/2017 2:55 PM PST

Ever challenge your boss to a fist fight while hopped up on painkillers?

That's exactly what Tyron Woodley did earlier this week ... when he texted Dana White in a post-surgery haze.

No, we're not kidding.

Tyron told us all about it on "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- saying he called out the UFC honcho after a shoulder surgery ... after some "ooey-gooey goodness" got the better of him.

FYI, Woodley told us his surgery was a success ... and you won't believe how fast he's expecting to come back and fight.

Also on the Beatdown, the welterweight champ ethers George Zimmerman for threatening Jay-Z over his Trayvon Martin docuseries ... and shows love to Floyd Mayweather and Diddy for considering big career moves.

Tyron Woodley To Keaton Jones: Parents Are Trash, Get Away from 'Em!

12/15/2017 6:08 PM PST
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UFC champ Tyron Woodley dropped bombs on Keaton Jones' parents in the newest episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- explaining why they're even worse for him than his bullies at school. 

Woodley says Keaton's dad needs to "get the hell slapped outta him" for being a white supremacist ... and his mom should take a seat after allegedly trying to parlay Keaton's fame into a cash grab.

"Why do you need money to fight bullying? You need mentors ... you don't need money."

The champ says he's still got Keaton's back -- but advises him to cut out his folks, so he can become a better person. 

Tyron also drops a huge career update, breaks down a CRAZY street fight and a whole lot more. 

UFC's Tyron Woodley Set for Surgery ... Kicking GSP's Ass Once I'm Back!

12/13/2017 3:08 PM PST

UFC champ Tyron Woodley says he's still dead set on murking Georges St-Pierre -- but it's gonna have to wait 'cause he's going under the knife. 

Tyron broke the injury news on this week's episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" (full episode drops on Friday) -- saying it makes sense to fix his jacked up shoulder now since his fight with Nate Diaz is officially dead

But, the welterweight king says the surgery ain't gonna knock him out for too long ... and once he's ready to throw hands, there's only one dude he wants to scrap with -- even if he's running scared.

"I wanna fight Georges, man. I offered to go up and fight him at middleweight ... faked some backside injury, now he vacating the belt," Woodley said.

Catch the full Beatdown episode when it drops on Friday (and subscribe on TMZ Sports' YouTube page).

Tyron Woodley Nate Diaz Fight is Dead 'He's Scared, Homie'

11/29/2017 12:45 AM PST

Coulda been fun ... but Tyron Woodley says the potential fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 219 is officially dead.

"Nate Diaz is obviously scared, homie," Tyron said on the "The Hollywood Beatdown" show (subscribe on the TMZ Sports YouTube page).

Woodley previously said the UFC offered him the fight and he accepted -- and it was up to Nate to sign on the dotted line. But it didn't happen. 

Woodley says Nate was asking for WAYYYYYY too much cash -- $15 mil -- and he ain't a $15 million fighter. 

So, what's next? Tyron says he's got shoulder surgery on the horizon -- followed by a stint in a movie with some pretty big Hollywood stars ... which you'll hear all about when the full 'Beatdown' episode drops Friday morning. 

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