Former D1 Wrestler for Mizzou-Tyron Woodley says home town Ferguson riots ‘terrible, embarrassing’

Elias Cepeda Fox Sports
UFC welterweight contender Tyron Woodley (14-3) has just signed on to fight Kelvin Gastelum (10-0) at UFC 183 in Las Vegas, so he now embarks on the training camp journey of single-mindedly focusing on preparing himself for battle. However, as a Ferguson, MO native, Woodley also has his mind on the embattled town he grew up in, still lives near and still loves.
Walking around his old neighborhood in a recent video feature (below), Woodley lamented the recent riots that burned parts of his city to the ground, in the wake of a Missouri grand jury’s decision last week to not indict the Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown.
“This is terrible. This is embarrassing. You can smell it, like it just burned. I knew the owners of this place. They’re good people. Good community people,” Woodley said.
“This is my city. This is specifically my city, and I’m outraged. I live right down the street. I used to walk down here, sweep up some hair, so I could get a haircut, make some extra money. This was the spot. This was the hangout spot. There was a lot of good energy here.”

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