‘F*ck Jake Paul, F*ck Logan Paul!’- Michael Bisping Gets Super Animated As He Encourages Tyron Woodley

Published 06/19/2021, 12:32 PM EDT


Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is heading into a boxing brawl against YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul. The veteran will be making his debut later this year in a much-anticipated switch from MMA.

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The American will be fighting the guy who defeated his longtime friend and mixed martial artist Ben Askren in April this year.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: (R-L) Tyron Woodley punches Gilbert Burns of Brazil in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Recently, Woodley appeared for an interview where interacted with Michael Bisping. He talked about his transition from MMA to boxing. Bisping, meanwhile, had a request of his own for Woodley.

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“Here what I want you to do. F*ck Darren Till (laughs loudly),” Bisping said. “He is a good friend of mine, so I can say that. Jake Paul, Jake Paul, what you gonna do to Jake Paul. Will Jake Paul fall and not get back up?”

“Let’s go viral, let’s talk some sh*t. F*ck Jake Paul, f*ck Logan Paul. I need you to say, Tyron, for the love of God. There’s the MMA community’s respect is at stake here. Please tell me that you gonna f*ck this guy up,” he concluded.

Woodley in his response showed amusement at being called an ambassador for MMA. Although he promised to knock Jake out and even claimed this to be the biggest pay-per-view of the year.

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Can Tyron Woodley shed away his recent poor form with a win?

Woodley (19-7) is heading into his fight against Paul in a torrid run of form. The Missouri graduate has 4 match losing streak on his back. His poor run of form started with a title loss against Kamaru Usman via unanimous decision loss at UFC 235.

The loss broke his 7 match undefeated streak. His next opponent was Usman’s former training partner Gilbert Burns, the latter defeated the former via unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 9.

‘The Chosen One’ then fought against ‘Chaos’ Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night 178. He lost the battle via TKO in round 5 after incurring a rib injury.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: Tyron Woodley (R) reacts after suffering a rib injury against Colby Covington in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

His last fight in the promotion came against Vicente Luque at UFC 260. The match lasted just 3 minutes and 56 seconds as Luque made Woodley tap out via brabo choke.

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Woodley certainly won’t be so happy looking back at his recent records. But he has tonnes of experience fighting at the highest level. A change in sports might change his fortunes too.

What did you make of Bisping’s hilarious request to Woodley?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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