Tyron Woodley Joins Up With Sirius XM's Fight Club
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Phil Lanides sent along the following:
St. Louis, Missouri (USA): It was announced today that Strikeforce welterweight title contender Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley has agreed to terms and will now be a featured contributor on SiriusXM Radio’s “Fight Club” MMA program. Woodley’s segment will be called the “Ty-Run Down,” and will be spotlighted on a bi-weekly basis. During “T-Wood’s” appearances, he will be chiming in on the latest news in the MMA world, while keeping listeners up to date on his journey to grab the Strikeforce 170-pound belt.
The St. Louis-based Woodley’s first appearance takes place at 5:45 PM ET later today, May 15th.
“I’m extremely excited for this opportunity,” stated Woodley. “‘Fight Club’ is a great show, and I think we’re going to have a great time together. Fighters bring a different perspective to the media, and I plan to do just that with Sirius.”
“It’s an honor to have a talent like Tyron become part of the Sirius family,” said “Fight Club” Host Ricky Bonnet. “Fight fans really enjoy hearing the opinions of the athletes themselves, and Tyron is known for his straightforward style. This is going to be great.”
“Being a member of the MMA media as well as an active mixed martial artist, I know what unique perspective a fighter of Tyron_s caliber can provide,” explained “Fight Club” Host RJ Clifford. “It is one thing to cover the sport, but to participate in competition at the level that Tyron has is a whole other animal. We not only look forward to getting his insight on the biggest stories affecting MMA, but also an intimate look into the mind of one of the sport’s elite.”
Tyron Woodley is one of the top competitors in Strikeforce’s 170-pound division. Making the transition from prospect to legitimate threat in 2011, the two-time Division I All-American in wrestling bested both Tarec Saffidiene and Paul “Semtex” Daley. He kicked off 2012 with a decision victory over Jordan Mein on January 7th in Las Vegas at “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine.” Now unbeaten at 10-0 with six finishes, the 29 year-old is expected to compete for the vacant Strikeforce welterweight belt in the near future.
SiriusXM Radio’s “Fight Club” airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4-6 PM ET on Sirius 94/XM 208, and online at SiriusXM.com and via the SiriusXM App via Sportszone 860. The show is hosted by Ricky Bonnet, SB Nation Editor Luke Thomas, radio personality and active fighter RJ Clifford, and ESPN Radio host and former Yahoo.com contributor Steve Cofield.
For more information on Tyron Woodley, please visit http://www.tyronwoodley.com/ or http://www.attevolution.com/. Tyron can also be followed on Twitter @TWooodley.
For more information on SiriusXM’s “Fight Club,” please follow them on Twitter @SXMFightClub.
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