Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is rumored to be returning to the Octagon quickly, however his calendar is filling up in different methods as nicely.

In keeping with a tweet from world famous person Dwayne Johnson, Woodley will be part of a bunch {of professional} athletes for the upcoming second season of The Titan Video games on NBC. The premiere of this system’s sophomore season will happen on Memorial Day, Could 25 with a two-hour episode.

This previous Tuesday, Johnson revealed throughout an Instagram Dwell stream that skilled athletes would participate within the upcoming slate of episodes, which would come with a UFC champion. Woodley will be part of former NFLers Joe Thomas and Victor Cruz, Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Hannah Teter, multi-division world champion boxer Claressa Shields and American Ninja Warrior standout Jessie Graff on the professional athlete aspect.

In keeping with NBC, The Titan Video games provides rivals “the once-in-a-lifetime alternative to compete in epic head-to-head challenges designed to check the thoughts, physique and coronary heart.” The game of MMA was prevalent within the present’s inaugural season as Derik Scott—an undefeated welterweight prospect who competes for regional promotion Shamrock FC—completed second total.

With reference to his combating profession, Woodley—in accordance with ESPN—is “leaning in the direction of” accepting a battle with surging 170-pounder Gilbert Burns for the UFC’s Could 23 occasion. A supply near the scenario has confirmed that Burns has accepted the matchup.

Moreover, Woodley expressed his curiosity within the matchup by way of Twitter on Friday.

After an over two-year run as UFC welterweight champion, Woodley was defeated by Kamaru Usman by way of unanimous choice at UFC 235 in March 2019. It was the final time “The Chosen One” has tasted defeat since a June 2014 choice loss to Rory MacDonald at UFC 174.

Woodley captured the title with a first-round TKO win over Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 in July 2016 and had profitable title defenses in opposition to Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia and Darren Until. The St. Louis native was scheduled to face Leon Edwards in the primary occasion of UFC London in March earlier than the occasion was postponed as a result of considerations surrounding the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.