UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley Crowns Joyner Lucas Reigning Fight Music Champ

Los Angeles, CA – Hip Hop and fight sports activities have been linked for many years. From fight-themed songs like LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out” and satirically, Canibus’ LL, Mike Tyson-featuring-diss, “Second Round Okay.O,” to friendships solid like these between Lil Wayne and Floyd Mayweather Jr. and even Tyson and the late Tupac Shakur.

To define this synergy, HipHopDX introduced in UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (who not too long ago launched his personal battle anthem “I’ll Beat Yo Azz” that includes Wiz Khalifa) to interrupt down his favourite battle songs.

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Woodley, who defended his title again in September towards Darren Till, has a broad palate with regards to sonically amping up his exercises however there was one rapper particularly whose phrases related with the pugilist in a selected manner.

“I work out to all type of music but when I have to get ramped up, Joyner Lucas and Eminem’s ‘Lucky You,’ Tyron informed HipHopDX. “When I used to be on the point of battle my final battle, I fought Darren Till, defended my belt towards him in September and I simply keep in mind feeling offended from everyone wanting me to lose and [them saying] ‘this can be a younger child’ and so they have been making an attempt to color me out to be this outdated washed up lion and everyone had already began paving his manner and there was this one bar in there that was like ‘I would like some room. Give me some room. I would like the juice,’ and I used to be like ‘you realize what I’ma go on the market and earn my respect,’ in order that’s what I lower weight to for this battle camp,” he added.

The Missouri native drops completely different playlists for every battle and the inspiration comes from all around the musical spectrum.

“Every battle camp I obtained a complete playlist so should you seize my cellphone you’ll see ‘Champ Camp’ that’s what I name it, so ‘Champ Camp seasons 1, 2, three, four and it’ll be loopy simply the completely different vibes I’m in in the meanwhile. It is perhaps one thing loopy, is perhaps gospel rap, it is perhaps one thing motivational like Melanie Fiona, however this final camp it was kinda private so any music that guys was speaking about lots I used to be bumpin’ it,” famous Woodley, who additionally recalled one of many unique songs that helped put him in his zone. “When I used to be in highschool I used to return out to those wrestling matches, and I by no means talked to folks. I had my headphones on and it was DMX’s “Look Thru My Eyes.”

Woodley, who additionally does appearing and stunts will probably be showing within the upcoming movie Cutthroat City, which additionally stars RZA, Wesley Snipes and Shameik Moore however again in 2015 many individuals don’t know that he additionally had a small function enjoying one of many members of Da Lench Mob in Straight Outta Compton. As he tells it the timing of the movie had additional particular that means to him.

“I grew up in Ferguson. At that point that we was filming the riot scenes within the Straight Outta Compton film, the riots have been occurring in Ferguson on the similar time,” Woodley remembered.

“So I’m on set filming it, however in my metropolis really I lived on that road. That’s the road I grew up on and the riots have been occurring in actual time so I used to be simply kinda blessed to be part of historical past and likewise have a look at it from a unique lens.”

Catch out the trailer for Woodley’s upcoming film down beneath and for extra data, comply with him on Instagram @twooodley.