UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will be featured on a special edition of “Inside the Clinch,” which airs Tuesday night on FOX Sports 1.
The episode airs at 8 p.m. ET with host Jon Anik.
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Below are highlights from the episode:
On juggling life and family: “I’m not hurting for money now. I don’t have to go out and do all these deals. I’m missing a lot of moments with my family, which is the reason that I’m ultimately doing it.”
On his mother and the example she set for him: “She’s a religious woman and god saved her life. Seeing the sacrifices she made, working three jobs, I would never miss a wrestling camp or a wrestling meet. It just showed me, that’s what I do for my kids now.”
On the house he grew up in Ferguson: “We lived there for 13 years. We would hear gunshots all the time. I used to have to walk up this street to my bus stop. You would look and you always see drug addicts, drug dealers, and you thought, ‘Am I wearing the right colors? Are they going to want to fight me or rob me?’”
On his father: “When my mom and dad separated on my tenth birthday, that emotional switch turned off. I didn’t like my dad. I didn’t love my dad. I didn’t hate my dad. I was indifferent on him. I remember walking down the street barefoot, vividly thinking, how the f**k am I going to get out of here? My momma don’t have any money, my dad’s not around, I have to find a way to get out of this situation.”
On the impact of wrestling on his life: “Everyone says if you wrestle, everything else in life is easy. It’s a hard sport. You don’t get into wrestling if you don’t want to work hard. I think wrestling teaches discipline, respect, honor, and straight up life skills.”