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Who is Tyron Woodley's mom? Deborah Woodley in altercation at Jake Paul press conference

Joshua Rogers August 27, 2021
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The Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Paul press conference turned into a scuffle on Thursday (26 August). Tyron Woodley’s mom had some choice words for one of Jake Paul’s entourage, and afterwards people wanted to know more about Deborah Woodley.

Tyron Woodley vs Jake Paul press conference gets extremely heated

The Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Paul press conference took place on Thursday ahead of their boxing bout on Sunday, 29 August.

The two fighters faced off, and were largely pretty cordial, however, in the audience a scuffle broke out between Team Paul and Team Woodley.

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The fracas mostly involved Woodley’s mom, Deborah, also known as “Mama Woodley,” who clearly wasn’t happy with a member of Jake Paul’s entourage.

Things very nearly got ugly as she confronted the man dressed in orange.

Jake and Tyron continued to go at it as the two parties were escorted away from the conference room.

Rather amusingly, CBS reporter Brian Campbell asked Woodley’s mom if anyone “put hands on her”, to she replied “Well, is he dead?”

Here she is telling The Mac Life what went down from her side of things.

Who is Tyron Woodley’s mom?

Tyron Woodley’s mom is pretty well known on the MMA circuit, appearing backstage at many a UFC event (more on that shortly).

Deborah is one of Tyron’s biggest supporters, having raised him as a single mother.

According to Yahoo Sports, Deborah juggled multiple jobs while raising an incredible 13 children.

She reportedly worked as a nanny and a cleaner, and her sacrifices are not lost on Tyron who proudly brings her along to his fights.

Deborah Woodley showed class and dignity after Darren Till and Kamaru Usman fights

Woodley is one of the greatest welterweights in UFC history, despite his recent decline.

Back in 2018, Tyron was the man at 170 lbs, and defeated Darren Till at UFC 228 in Liverpool.

After the fight, Till bumped in to Mama Woodley who had some very kind words for him

A few years later, Woodley fought Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title, losing in pretty dominate fashion.

Deborah Woodley was once again seen backstage congratulating Usman, telling him that it’s now his time to shine.

Usman would be so touched by the embrace that he’d even shed a few tears.

Joe Rogan sat down with The Nigerian Nightmare on his podcast and spoke about the touching moment with Woodley’s mom.

You can watch the full segment below.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.