By Sandra Rose  | 


Tyron Woodley's stunning loss to Kamaru Usman, right, at UFC 235 was also notable for what happened afterwards. On Wednesday, UFC released a clip of Tyron's mother Deborah Woodley comforting her son on his way to the locker room at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.


"Good fight dude. Good fight," she told her son. "It was a good fight, man. It was a good fight. Just be encouraged. Go back to the drawing board."

After celebrating his victory with his daughter, Samira, in the ring, an emotional Usman heard a familiar voice congratulation him as he limped to the locker room with his new welterweight title belt slung over his shoulder.


Usman respectfully apologized to Deborah Woodley for defeating her son. "It's OK," she said graciously. "It's all good, baby. It's all good. It's all good. It's all good, honey. Bless your heart. It's all good."

Usman was moved to tears as she said, "It's your turn. It ain't his turn. It's your time. Be encouraged. You hear me? And keep on working, because they're gon' come for you. And you take it to 'em."

The clip moved many to tears on social media. UFC fans praised Mrs. Woodley for her gracious and kind spirit.

Director and writer Brad James wrote, "Ain't nothing like a black mama."

  • iWasteTime

    We are so dope!
    I do this for my son in a win or a loss!

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I love this!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Wow, this was so dope! Such a positive woman. She knew it was just a fight, but somebody gotta win, and somebody got to lose. She was very gracious.

  • Sojourner’s Truth

    Now that's Black Love at it's best. Excellence

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Any woman who cares about their children are going to do this...I know I encourage my kids even when they lose or loss something or anything for that matter! It’s not that hard when you love your babies and don’t care who’s around. No matter their age either! Go Momma, a good look!

  • Ni Ni

    Brad James is beautiful ?!

    Oh yeah, that was nice of mom. Old school mothers are the best, periodt ?.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Even after being raised by such strong black women, the black men still turn their backs on black women and pick up "others" to marry and bear their children. SMH!! Beautiful woman!

  • Trace da Ace

    awww!!!! this damn near moved me to tears!!!! I love her!!!

  • Navybeans95

    Always uplift these young people especially when they are staying out of trouble...when they start messing up you still encourage them...that's our job...

  • DroneRivers

    Beautiful. A true nurturer. And both men are beautiful too. Damn!


    That Nigerian man dominated TF outta Tyrone, ok!! If u watched the fight, u could see it in Tyrone's face that he didn't expect that type of strong back! Then when Usman body slammed him, rocked him lovely! The disorientation stayed written all over his face!!! Good fight! I'm actually here for Usman "The Nigerian Nightmare" (and these other 2 Africans) to dominate the UFC!

  • Jamier Bright

    I was the cakes in those photoes

  • Topic Influencer

    "Ain't nothing like a black mama."
    Shole aint. My black mama showed up yesterday but not for me. To make 14 yo feel better about being cut from the softball team. They went to the movies and to get ice cream.

  • Trey

    It was a good fight...

  • Karen Brady


  • Jethro

    ? I'll always love my mama ? she's my favorite girl ?

  • dru and neil

    I’m like, “look at all this beefcake in this here photo” before I thought about the mamas, but yes, black mamas are everything.

  • Lady_Elle

    Awe... how sweet! Precious moment!

    Black mama..... ***PRICELESS***

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    ? Tyron Woodley is married to a black woman.
    I don't know if Kamaru Usman is married, but his daughter is clearly black, so we know he had her with a black woman.

  • Whirl

    I’m not sure what I was looking at in the first photo. Not being critical I’m just not sure what I’m looking at.

  • Kimocha

    I sing this song to my mama every year on Mother's Day... Love that song!

  • Yardgirl

    Awww your mama so sweeet!!!???

  • Chocolate

    Is this what you see happening here?
    I just see a very positive image of community, respect and sportsmanship.
    This is a proud to be black moment that is visible to a lot of ppl, as opposed to all the low life garbage that is constantly thrown to the forefront.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Usman was moved to tears as she said, "It's your turn. It ain't his turn. It's your time. Be encouraged. Stay encouraged ..... be encouraged ...... come on Mamma

  • Yardgirl

    Naw I seent the same thing! That’s ok though this post is positive so win/win????

  • iWasteTime

    I Love the Dubs!!!
    Sorry Baby Dub, Get 'em next year!

  • Topic Influencer

    She loves that long headed ass ghul. I was like what are you doing here? "I aint here for YOU"

    WELL THEN. Take your funny looking ass grandgirl and leave then. TUH.

  • Topic Influencer

    She didnt even FEEL that bad. Well maybe. And aint want to tell us and told her granny. IDK. She acted like she aint curr the other day tho!

  • Thingamajig

    You was looking at some delicious eye candy.

  • Mister Fantastic

    I am moved to tears. What a lady. Bless her and those two great fighters!

  • Ni Ni

    Some booty?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    How sweet.

    Black mamas are the bomb ?

  • Thingamajig

    Lol ?

  • Topic Influencer

    My mama like a sour patch kid. First she was sour (for US. Was MEAN AS HELL TO US) she sweet (for the grandkids). She woulda told me or one of my sisters to suck it up and stop sniveling. Damn Dub14 get a whole outting.

  • Dick Steel

    Tell Jussie I said Hey

  • Sassie

    That was awesome....I almost teared up. She was right. It wasn't her son's time. But it will come.

  • Chocolate

    Good God black men are so fine ??

  • Yardgirl

    ?? I love mom Dubs, she the real OG gma!!? You tell baby Dubs to keep her head up and try again next year!!??

  • KLove

    This post made me tear up a little...and makes me miss my Mom so much....she had a heart of gold....and I need her now more than ever....there is nothing that can match a mothers love

  • CopperCutie

    I sure miss my mama....but her voice, encouragement and advice still ring in my ear!


    Dick Steel, don't be a dick! LMAO!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • KLove

    its always like that with grandparents LOL...mean as hell to their own kids...and spoil the hell out the grandkids letting them get away with be lookin like WTF mom, you never let me do that!!!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    That was sweet. OT, I just don't understand why men bring their kids to their fights. What is wrong with them, do they not know how traumatizing that can be to a child? smdh

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Yeah he has buns of steel for sho! lol

  • chaisun

    She got the type of hug that’ll make you break down. I need one of those right now. ? black women are magical.

  • Dick Steel

    You jamokes stop that

  • Connie

    These damn onions I'm chopping for dinner!!

  • MsPam

    I was looking at Instagram and I saw Frankski and his newborn baby, but why does he look like the grandfather than the daddy? ???

  • MsPam

    You and me both!

  • abby500

    ???Sandra is soooooooo shady and legendary with her pictures. That pic looks like the man hugging his daughter is checking out the the other guy on the low. And of course the other guy is standing ever so ghey, hand on hip with the ultra skrong booty. Stop it! ????

  • Guest©

    Amen! I love my black mama!!

  • Chicagowise

    I want to "congratulate" her son, too. Those shorts he's wearing, are singing my song!

  • hi-liter

    What the hell else would a Good loving mother say, black or white?.....but black mothers are Strong asf and we have to encourage our sons more often than other races.

  • Mielle Downey

    I love black mothers. Say what you want about them but they always keep it G.

  • Dowoop


  • Renee26


  • Dowoop

    You just mad/jealous your mama didn't come to see you.

  • hi-liter

    And what song would that be? ??

  • Dowoop

    Sounds just like my mama... I be cutting my eyes at her (behind her back) and those damn kids sometimes.

  • starryeyed

    Half on a baby

  • Whirl

    I have no qualms with gay people but for those of us who don’t follow boxing it was hard to figure out what to make of the pic and I didn’t want to say too much and inadvertently offend someone.

  • Renee26

    Awww I wonder why the winner was crying. Does he not have his own momma??

  • bemetoo

    got damn them men fine look at them leg and asses....i know that got big man meat

  • Topic Influencer

    Back Dat Azz Up

  • Topic Influencer

    I sure AM!

  • Topic Influencer


  • hi-liter

    Nope, I doubt it...?

  • B.Loveitt

    Cause that ninja is old. I lived in one of his properties in Atlantic Station. Even went to court and he sent his so called assistant to stand in...basically some little sad chick he was screwing. Being truthful the microwave and washer needed to be repaired and he came to fix them. I got sick in the hospital for a month in a half and rent wasn't paid and I meant not for it to not be pay it. If there was a issue/eviction I had ev
    everything thing planned to remove my shyt but he did NOT live up to his obligations as a property owner. Others were paying $800 to $1200...there were some paying $550 and I was paying $2200. Other tenants said that's where he brings his women he wants that spot back. Even my mother's friend said he's a POS. While he was in Baltimore I think? But all he ever did was cheat, everybody knew it!
    That lets you know how old he is "My mother's friend" they're in their late 60's. But that Doo- Brown money long ran out.

  • B.Loveitt

    Cause that ninja is old. I lived in one of his properties in Atlantic Station. Even went to court and he sent his so called assistant to stand in...basically some little sad chick he was screwing. Being truthful the microwave and washer needed to be repaired and he came to fix them. I got sick in the hospital for a month in a half and rent wasn't paid and I meant not for it to not be pay it. If there was a issue/eviction I had ev
    everything thing planned to remove my shyt but he did NOT live up to his obligations as a property owner. Others were paying $800 to $1200...there were some paying $550 and I was paying $2200. Other tenants said that's where he brings his women he wants that spot back. Even my mother's friend said he's a POS. While he was in Baltimore I think? But all he ever did was cheat, everybody knew it!
    That lets you know how old he is "My mother's friend" they're in their late 60's. But that Doo- Brown money long ran out.

  • Wreckognize Game

    This is the kind of parents athletes need. Some of the parents are cussing and trying to fight other fans and the officials. Then there are some that want participation trophies for everybody like they’re Oprah. You win some and lose some.

  • Oretta Grace Smith


  • What???

    DNA test.


    Hell this the kind of black woman they need to show period because there are a lot of good black people men and women with great spirits. Always showing us those demons it’s good to see a beautiful person.


    I wish he would've hugged his "FATHER".. we see this shit everyday?.

  • Chicagowise

    ? ? All I want to do is zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom
    And a poom-poom, just shake ya rump! ? ?

  • PlayerP

    For reals!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Something very deep is going on with him. Poor guy. What she did for him was really special.

  • hi-liter

    ??.....He IS Fine now chile......

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Why Miss Sandy caint use These guys for the Wood of the Day??

  • Renee26

    I think so too

  • PlayerP

    You have got to be kidding me...I thought I was THE ONLY one that calls my mother this. Had one of those movie moments where the room swirls and then zooms in...uncanny
    But with my moms tho...anybody can get it

  • Chicagowise

    Shake the dice and steal the rice!

  • Chicagowise

    Now... that's a stellar idea!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOL! Mayne, I was thinking just how quick we are to Fight somebody over our Mommas!
    That''s the fastest way to catch a beat down in the Black community!

  • Goddess

    Good that you have her to cherish. My mother used to always guilt us with "you're going to miss me when I'm gone". She was right.

  • Branch Davidian

    This site is not known for MMA so let me fill you all in on some things to add some context to this. Tyron Woodley (the loser) has been one of the ALL TIME GREAT Welterweight Champs in UFC History. He accomplished this in spite of deliberate opposition from the UFC itself. Because Woodley stood up for himself and did not allow the UFC to chew him up and spit him out, they did all they could to discredit him as Champion. Losing this fight has more significance than most because Woodley and Usman (the winner) knows that even though he has the most title defenses in that division, he will probably NEVER get another shot at the belt because Dana White hates him so much. Usman was classy throughout the fight and clearly felt terrible that by achieving his dream, he likely ended the career of a great champion that has been treated terribly. For Woodley and his Mother to show such class in the face of terrible circumstances was inspiring. Black men are under-represented in this sport and hopefully something like this will help bring more of them to a sport that desperately needs some Soul....

  • Vonn

    Yes, fine Tyron is morning wood.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile yew can have them meniz with big meat thermometers

  • bemetoo

    lol i 'll take em

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I see booty meat

  • noluvlost

    Yasss Claire... say it again. Some good straight meat

  • Desi

    That's My Mama! Remember that show?

  • the guest

    Moved to tears. I despise racism and how racism discredits black merit and legacies.Thank you so much for sharing this historic background. So, Mr. Woodly is a pioneer and I'm glad to know of his triumphant reign. Thank you.

  • the guest

    His father should have shown up.


    U wish it was that easy.

  • the guest

    We said the same sentiment only differently.

  • B.Loveitt

    ??????. Don't know what I'd do w/o mine either. We just got through fussing, she took my car to be serviced and they couldn't find my key lock to tire. When she went under the seat she found a vodka bottle and beer cans, the service people saw it. Hell I wasn't drinking and driving. I was suppose to throw it away, Mommy damn!!! Then she said I know you all are stressed from the fire. So come by and get dinner, I cooked. Never misses a beat even while cussing me out.

  • MrsSpice1

    Damn, had to find a negative huh? Smh. Some women(Mothers) are stronger and better leaders then then the s p e r m donor..i mean the male who could not become a father by choices or circumstances..etc ? Believe it or not....many women can raise boys to Men!

  • OvertheMississippi

    You best believe it!!!

  • Mia

    Now you got me cry just by explaining this.. Wow!! Thanks Sharing

  • Mia



    A man is "STRONG".. that's why 80% of prisoners are raised by single mothers.. raising boys into criminals..

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    But who’s Dana white?

  • Branch Davidian

    He is the President of the UFC and the chief hater of Tyron Woodley

  • MRiGOThim

    Good Mama, but son got cakes :P

  • SandraRose

    Thanks for sharing this info. Can't Usman give him a rematch like Muhammad Ali would do for the boxers he beat?

  • Branch Davidian

    UFC fighters don't have the freedom that boxers do. The UFC, and White, have a monopolistic rule over the fighters. Usman has to fight whoever Dana tells him to. He could offer Woodley a rematch but Dana has the ability to veto that. When Dana White hates you, as a UFC fighter, you are screwed

  • SandraRose

    White won't be around forever. William Morris Endeavor, the parent company, can always fire him if he's unfair to the fighters.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Can I ask why he hates Tyron so much?

  • Branch Davidian

    Dana has an iron clad contract. He made 10% of the $4 BILLION they paid to acquire the UFC. All they care about is paying down the debt they used to buy it. Fairness to the fighters is about 123099 down the list of action items.

  • DaughterOfaQueen


  • D-MoneyfromMaine

    you are a whole moron for your sentiments. Kinda sad actually smh

  • Rayne

    Dam right!


    I know QUEEN. I'm sorry I couldn't be more understanding.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Yelp! That “ WHAT CHA SAY ABOUT MY MAMA”..

    Is real lol. A lot of people are missing teeth with the slick talk about mama

  • Society has changed

    Damn, man cakes ?... (as I turn around to look for my cakes that ain’t baked at 48 years old ?)

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Where is his dad?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    What about daddies all this momma worship got us in the shape we in now can’t build and empire on emotions like what momma teach you need to be strategic and logical what daddy’s should teach

  • Tailor Koko Milk

    Not true as most black woman are single mothers with no fathers in sight!

  • sunni_daze

    If your gonna attempt to down black women, make sure you use the correct plural.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Awesome woman??????????
    Some people have a PURE spirit and their touch and kind words can bring SO MUCH joy to others!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Shelby just wants to talk about how some Black men rather settle and have children with women that arent black instead of just focusing on the subject at hand?????

  • Boonella

    Damn.....thanks for the background info.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    missing teeth...hard of hearing...blind in one eye...limp...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Dad has got to be more than ghost. He's got to put the time in.

  • Carrington

    I'm really happy that I skipped all those other posts and clicked on this one first. What a way to start my day. Between this and video I watched of a black lady who was teased because of her teeth and two dentist stepped in and changed her appearance and her entire life. I'm happy this morning.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah, I get that. I see people often coming here with their own issues they want to rant about, rather than what the current topic is.
    Kinda weird to me.?

  • Guess Who

    Well, you're the residue of anal spooze that seeped out into your mother's cavernous vag...and we're not judging you... humble, boy repellent and watch your words. ?

  • Guess Who

    AWWWW! She seems very supportive and nurturing.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    And they make it seem like they are pro Black talking all that jazz but they are REALLY pro Drama and Misery! Very sad???

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    From what I see most of these dads get ran off

  • Parent

    Love this!

  • Purple Errthang


  • Evillene

    This is a pointless sentiment. These young men are outstanding athletes who compete at the top level of their game. Whether father was around or not doesn't matter now, they are already who they were meant to be.


    I guess

  • Yoni7

    I use to watch these fights FAITHFULLY with my ex. These were our "date nights" out. It was (way) more his thing than mine. You couldn't get me to even glance at one of these fights now. However, this is correct. Congrats to the each participant.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    They Sprint off. No Black woman runs them anywhere.

  • Soon2BWife

    These internet trolls need a good basic writing and grammer class. ?

  • Coffee1st

    That's the popular lie that's out here nowadays. Somebody took a handful of circumstances and presented it as the norm. I see it, as once again, men who do not want to take responsibility. Women have been the physical, emotional and spiritual glue for decades because of disinterested or absent men. The kids and grandkids see this for themselves and honor that woman - now menfolk crying and complaining.
    Show up!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Why am I crying! I felt that mama-love spirit through my computer.


    YESSS! #finishthem #tellthemoff


    Word is bond!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Yes they start acting a fool because they feel they have the man by the ball once they have a kid.. its everything go thier way or they will put you on child support most black men will tell you this...

  • sunni_daze

    They need to leave black women alone and enjoy a tall glass of bleach.

  • Guess Who


    Motherfuckers STAY trying to diss black women WHILE IMITATING EVERYTHING ABOUT HER.

  • millz


  • FLCrime

    Wow... Just absolutely beautiful

  • sunni_daze

    They want to be her and they can't. The Envy is clear and the jealously is real

  • Samantahrex
  • BloodBlood

    I loved this

  • fRAktal Reality

    Why did I get a visual of Mortal Combat in my head while reading your post? LOLs

  • Lovebites73

    black love...


    LOL! that's what I was thinking when I wrote it!





  • Ms. Cree

    Lord I'm crying. Nothing like a Black woman's embrace.

  • Adam Fenix
  • Clopretty

    this is so beautiful and touching! Being able to encourage everyone and not put nobody against each other is so beautiful to see! She did not have to do that! It shows her heart, She must've raised humble kids! God bless her heart!

  • Bruno Xavier
  • Olivia

    While your voice is all I ask for,

  • Jayde da Blade

    Good sports are the best ppl...i love em???????

  • LokeLandd
  • Nick00
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  • Allihave2say

    Look at the man who who kissed her hand because of her class, grace and elegance. All of this was and is beautiful.

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