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.
Epitome of a team player ⬇️
A referee wouldn’t allow Andrew Johnson of Buena @brhschiefs to wrestle with a cover over his dreadlocks. It was either an impromptu haircut, or a forfeit. Johnson chose the haircut, then won by sudden victory in OT to help spark Buena to a win. pic.twitter.com/f6JidKNKoI
— Mike Frankel (@MikeFrankelSNJ) December 20, 2018
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.