Freelance: Woodley Lands Bollywood Role
The Hollywood résumé of the UFC’s current Welterweight champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley started with his work as a stuntman on 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen” before he made bigger headlines in the MMA community for an uncredited role as T-Bone in 2015’s N.W. A biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”
“It was cool to see them … it was just a great sense of history that was there … they were in an impoverished, violent, infested community and they all found a way to be successful in life” Woodley told FightLand.com last year.
Now, the man who knocked out Robbie Lawler in just over two minutes will appear on international silver screens.
Woodley appears the main antagonist character (also named Tyron) in the Indian MMA/romance film “Sultan.” He was also a part of the cast for Kickboxer: Vengeance along with the UFC’s Fabricio Werdum and George St. Pierre as well as former WWE superstar Dave “Batista” Bautista (1-0 in MMA), Strikeforce’s Gina Carano, and Jean-Claude Van Damme .
The film was released earlier this month. Get your first look at “Sultan” here.
It’s unknown when Woodley will defend his title for the first time, but his next major American movie, “Spiderman: Homecoming” isn’t set to be released until 2017. Woodley hope, like many others, to fight on the UFC’s 23rd-anniversary show on November 12, 2016, possibly against Nick Diaz.
Diaz’s official suspension handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), initially 5-years with a $165,000 fine that was reduced to 18 months and $100,000 ended on August 1. Diaz has yet to pay the fine and for that reason is still serving a technical suspension.
“He puts a lot of butts in seats, (and sells) a lot of pay-per-views, so why not put him on the card with Conor and his brother?” Woodley said. “I know he’s training already. Let him cash out. I’m willing to give him the opportunity. Or, I would like to fight Georges St-Pierre in New York City (at UFC 205)” Woodley said.