Tyron Woodley (19–7–1 MMA) is clear about his stance against Jake Paul (3-0, 3 KOs)- he does not like the YouTuber turned boxer one bit.
The 24-year-old social media icon, who is 3-0 as a professional boxer, has finally been confirmed to face Woodley on 28th August this year in a location yet to be determined.
Just like his previous fights, Jake is continuing his boxing career against non-boxers and coming off of a 1st round TKO victory over multi promotion MMA champion Ben Askren, “The Problem Child”s next adversary is the former UFC welterweight champion.
Interestingly, Woodley has always been verbally critical of Jake. last month, he had termed the YouTuber a “culture vulture” as well as insisting that he is ready for the fight any day.
Now with the fight officially confirmed on SHOWTIME PPV, Jake’s first pro boxing fight since parting ways with Triller Fight Club, Woodley has some of the choicest words against his upcoming opponent.
Woodley can’t wait to shut Jake Paul up
Speaking to ESPN in a recent interview, Woodley insisted that the fight is a walk in the park as well as the largest fight purse he has landed in his career, which former UFC star Michael Bisping recently assumed to be in the region of $1 million.
“[Jake Paul is the] easiest fight of my career and biggest purse of my career all in one night,” Woodley said in the interview, “basically, they brought me in to take out the trash, I can’t wait to shut this b**** up.”
“This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA community and boxing community, to rid this guy from combat sports,” the 39-year-old added.
The fight is set to take place at the weight limit of 190-pounds, considering Woodley is a welterweight fighter while Jake is a cruiserweight, and the former has opened as an underdog in the fight.
Woodley, a former UFC welterweight champion who held the title across two years, has failed to clinch a win inside the Octagon since 2018 and has suffered losses in all of his last four fights against Kamaru Usman (at UFC 235), Gilbert Burns (at UFC Vegas), Colby Covington (at UFC Vegas 11) and in his last UFC appearance against Vicente Luque (at UFC 260).