‘I Wanna Rob The Bank Twice’- Tyron Woodley To Cash In Twice Against Jake Paul

Published 06/19/2021, 11:18 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Tyron Woodley battles Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Former UFC welterweight champion and MMA legend Tyron Woodley is ready to rumble inside the ring again albeit this time in a boxing ring. The former University of Missouri grad will face Jake Paul in a boxing debut match later this year.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Tyron Woodley battles Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

It is now becoming a new norm for MMA fighters to take up boxing roles after seeing through their contracts. Apart from Ben Askren and Woodley, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva is also entering the boxing world.

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The fact of the matter is, boxing with fighters like Paul brothers is fetching them huge paychecks. Even so, that Woodley won’t mind fighting with Jake again even if he wins.

“At the end of the day, he’s gonna get beat up, he’s gonna get knocked out,” Woodley said in an interview with Galaxy MMA. “Hopefully it’s not too bad. Because what’s happening is, people are gassing him up (that) he can win. He accepted this fight, I was very surprised he accepted this fight.”

‘The Chosen One’ added, “so what’s gonna happen is, I’m gonna beat him, I’m gonna knock him out. Hopefully, it’s not too bad where you wanna do this again cause I wanna take the money again. I wanna rob the bank twice, so that’s the plan.”

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Woodley added that even though he has no qualms with Logan (Jake’s brother), the latter might want to get in the ring with him and avenge his brother’s loss once the former knocks Jake out.

Tyron Woodley vs Jake Paul- recent fight history

Woodley (19-7) was a decorated UFC fighter who last competed for the promotion back in March at UFC 260. His opponent, Vicente Luque, got the better of him via brabo choke submission. The loss was his fourth on the trot that started with an unsuccessful title defense against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235.

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Jake Paul (3-0) meanwhile fought against a legitimate prizefighter in Ben Askren in his last fight. The latter made his debut in boxing with that match. His stay, though, was short-lived as Paul knocked him out inside the first round.

The fight is getting some necessary build-up as both fighters are trading verbal shots and the trend is likely to continue. Paul would be wary of the striking capabilities of Woodley and this could be the biggest challenge yet for him. As for Woodley, it could be a big payday along with extending his legacy.

What did you make of Woodley’s comments on cashing against Jake twice?

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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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