A Day in the Life of UFC Welterweight Tyron Woodley

June 13, 2013

After 60 minutes of focused mitt training and shadow boxing at the ATT Evolution gym just outside St. Louis, Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley stood alone in the boxing ring, his arms raised in victory.

It was an imagined moment of triumph, which Woodley intends to make into a reality when he defeats Jake Shields at UFC 161 in Winnipeg this Saturday, June 15.

"I always see myself at the top," Woodley later explained about the visualization tactic he deploys after every MMA boxing and sparring session. (Check out Woodley's explosive MMA circuit training routine.)

A win against the veteran fighter Shields would certainly elevate Woodley to the top of the UFC welterweight division.  He says, "Jake Shields is the last of the Mohicans, and I'm going to give him his pink slip."

See all that goes into a day's work for the self-proclaimed "New School Ninja," and watch the Day in the Life video featuring Woodley at the top of this post.

Topics: MMA | NEWS
Zac Clark
- Zac Clark is STACK Media's Custom Content Manager. Prior to joining STACK in September 2008, he served as an editorial assistant for USA Hockey Magazine...
Zac Clark
- Zac Clark is STACK Media's Custom Content Manager. Prior to joining STACK in September 2008, he served as an editorial assistant for USA Hockey Magazine...
Must See
Perfect Dwyane Wade's Signature Euro Step
Views: 1,308,654
Jadeveon Clowney on Making Big Hits
Views: 4,900,882
Why You Should Never Doubt Colin Kaepernick
Views: 20,208,988

Featured Videos

A Day in the Life of NBA D-League Star Seth Curry Views: 66,647
Kevin Love's Cone Hop Basketball Shooting Drill Views: 5,931
Eastbay Path to the Pros Episode 2: Laying the Groundwork Views: 124,090
Load More


STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers


Latest issues of STACK Magazine


Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice


Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes


Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Perfect Dwyane Wade's Signature Euro Step
Views: 1,308,654
What Ryan Hall Eats for Breakfast
Views: 795,206
STACK Fitness Weekly: How To Do a Muscle-Up
Views: 778,612
Greg Nixon's Hill Training Program
Views: 705,718
Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift
Views: 1,559,831

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like

7 Inspirational Athletes and Coaches Who Stand Tall

Preparation Nation: Crespi Carmelite Celts

10 Ways to Earn More Playing Time This Season

Video Documents Man's Journey to 600-Pound Squat

Workout Motivation: Principles for Training Like a Champion

5 New Looks to Check Out on Opening Day

4 Excuses Elite Athletes Never Make

How to Learn Pull-Ups (Or Anything Else for That Matter)

7 Reasons to See

How to Motivate Athletes to Train on Their Own

Preparation Nation: Sierra Canyon Basketball

How Getting Cut Taught Me The Meaning of Hard Work

Preparation Nation: Santa Monica Vikings

Preparation Nation: Servite Friars

What's the Most Effective Coaching Style?

Preparation Nation: Carter Cowboys

Franco Harris

The Hustle Stat: Aspects of Your Game that Catch the NBA's Eye

6 Skinny Pro Athletes Who Dominate Their Sport

Southlake Carroll Personifies Enduring State of Texas Football

Travis Kelce Could Be the Next Big Thing in the NFL

Losing Fat: How to Stay Focused During the Holidays

How to Be a Quiet Leader

Preparing for AAU Season: What You Need to Know

8 Star Athletes Who Had to Walk On to Their College Teams

5 Turkey Bowl Pre-Game Pep Talks, Cheers and Chants

Preparation Nation: Bishop Gorman Basketball

Preparation Nation: Pulaski Academy Bruins

5 NFL Players Who Were Never Supposed to Win Starting Jobs

SURVIVING SEALFIT: Finding the Silver Lining

How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

Why You Need to Play Your Own Game

3 Personality Traits for Creating a Winning Team Culture

WATCH: How 3 College Football Teams Make Workouts a Blast

The Reebok ZPump Fusion Is Like a Mold for Your Foot

Become Task-Oriented and Good Outcomes Will Follow

Craig Breslow