Tyron Woodley teaming up with Randy Couture and Wiz Khalifa to be featured as special judges for PFL Challengers Series

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Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will be seen along with former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture and famed American rapper Cameron Jibril Thomaz aka ‘Wiz Khalifa’ as special judges for the upcoming PFL Challengers Series, set to be inaugurated this week.

In a similar fashion to the Dana White Contender Series which sourced new talents to be added to the UFC roster, the PFL Challengers will be a series of fights that will pick the best fighters to be brought to the main PFL. However, while the Contender Series had Dana White, the PFL Challengers will have a panel of special guests who will pick the new fighters for the promotion.

Tyron Woodley believes PFL Challengers will see a special fighter come out: I feel like somebody is going to emerge

Tyron Woodley, the former UFC welterweight champion, will be appearing as a special judge for the Challengers Series and in a recent interview with MMAFighting this Friday, ‘The Chosen One’ revealed that aside from former fighters, PFL Challengers will also see Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis, American actor Jeremy Piven and rapper Wiz Khalifa as judges.

“I’m just looking for the person if they have ‘it. When I say ‘it,’ I can guarantee you I can find on skill level alone, I can find maybe five receivers [in the NFL] that are the same skill level as Odell Beckham Jr. They can catch, they can run. Same 40 [yard dash] time. Same vertical. Same reach. You give them the same quarterback, the same route, 9 out of 10 times, they make the same catch. Maybe they can make it one-handed but [Odell] is different. He’s special,” – said Woodley,

“I just feel like this being the first Challengers Series for them, I feel like somebody is going to emerge that has both of those and we’re going to say we found him. Everybody likes the credit to discover somebody before they were big. I like it,” the 39-year-old added. [H/T BJPenn.com]


  • Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will be featured as a special judge for the PFL Challengers Series, along with the likes of Randy Couture, Ray Lewis, Jeremy Piven, Wiz Khalifa
  • The PFL Challengers will pick new talents for the promotion in a similar manner to the Dana White Challengers Series for the UFC

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