Tyron Woodley has a busy 2019 — telling TMZ Sports the plan is to destroy Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March … and then get back in the Octagon to face Colby Covington at UFC 238 in June.
Both Usman and Covington have been angling for a shot at Woodley’s welterweight belt ever since Tyron smashed Darren Till at UFC 228 back in Sept. … but it wasn’t clear who was gonna get the first crack.
Tyron tells us he signed his deal to fight Usman on March 2 in Las Vegas — and WHEN he gets the victory, the plan is to get right back into fight camp to prep for Covington.
Colby is currently the #1 ranked welterweight contender, Usman is #2.
We asked Tyron if he’s got a fight strategy for Usman yet … and shocker, it’s violent.
Woodley is currently out in Hawaii where he’s been shooting an episode of “Hawaii Five-0” … and training with fellow UFC superstar Max Holloway.
UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley is FIRED UP over the high school wrestling ref who made a black kid cut his dreadlocks before a match … and he’s calling for NJ officials to FIRE HIS ASS.
Before dominating the UFC, Tyron was an All-American wrestler at the Univ. of Missouri … and before that, he was a FORCE in the high school wrestling community.
Tyron tells TMZ Sports … the ref, Alan Maloney, should have been fired years ago when he reportedly made a racist comment to an African-American man back in 2016.
Woodley’s bigger issue is he’s sick of people with a history of racist behavior being allowed to have positions of authority. And, that includes police officers.
As for the recent incident with high school wrestler Andrew Johnson, Tyron thinks the way the high school wrestling community handles hair maintenance … specifically with black athletes … is ridiculous.
Bottom line, Tyron is proud of Johnson for blocking out the B.S. and winning his match — but enough is enough.