Ex-UFC star Tyron Woodley trained Denzel Washington for The Equalizer II before being floored by Jake Paul

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Ex-UFC star Tyron Woodley trained Denzel Washington for The Equalizer II before being floored by Jake Paul

Tyron Woodley helped train Hollywood legend Denzel Washington for The Equalizer II.

Woodley, the then UFC welterweight champion, is friends with movie fight coordinator Lynn Oding.

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The Equalizer II. Hollywood legend Denzel Washington incredit: alamy
Tyron Woodley with actor Denzel Washington

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Tyron Woodley with actor Denzel Washingtoncredit: @twooodley

Due to her relationship with director Oding, this led her to work with Oscar winner Washington on the set of the 2018 film Equalizer II.

Woodley has acted as himself and as an actor in several TV shows and movies.

The 39-year-old part-time rapper hasn’t fought in the UFC since losing to 30-year-old Vicente Luc in March, his fourth loss on the boom.

He then left the UFC to pursue boxing, but was defeated in August by 24-year-old YouTube star Jake Paul in round eight.

Paul was then set to face 22-year-old Tommy Fury in Florida, but Brittany walked out with a broken rib and a chest infection.

Woodley, who was actually filming the Netflix series Cobra Kai, received calls to replace the 22-year-old Fury, but was brutally dropped in the rematch.

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He said: “Me and he can fight ten times. You guys don’t recognize that you’re in a movie, it’s a movie, it’s Rocky.

“It’s actually a real life Rocky, I was filming on a movie set and my phone is always off, if my s*** had a ring I’d take my day off.

“But I was on a break when I got the call to clear the air about the ‘no-knockout clause’.

“If I wasn’t on break, I’d never get that call, you know what I mean?

“If I hesitated and dragged my feet, I would never have had a chance.

“I’m just grateful I was in shape, working hard and putting my mind into brutal mode.”

Tyron Woodley before his rematch with Tyron Woodley

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Tyron Woodley before his rematch with Tyron Woodleycredit: Getty Images – Getty
Jake Paul brutally kicks Tyron Woodley out

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Jake Paul brutally kicks Tyron Woodley outcredit: Getty Images – Getty

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