“Bounced Up Like a Gazelle”: Jake Paul Evaluates Tyron Woodley’s Last UFC Fight

Published 08/24/2021, 5:39 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


On August 29, Jake Paul will make his much-awaited boxing comeback. This time, he will face the ex-UFC welterweight king, Tyron Woodley. Many consider this as the toughest test for the YouTuber turned boxer, as Woodley, who holds some paramount experience in MMA, is capable of knocking anyone out.

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However, Paul isn’t concerned about his rival’s skill sets and he’s walking into this fight with a composed mindset. Recently, ‘The Problem Child’, who interacted with True Geordie, shed some light on Woodley’s last UFC appearance against Vicente Luque.

“Yeah, he, he jumped in there. He like bounced up like a gazelle with his legs bouncing and being wobbly and, like you said, he wasn’t being smart at all. He was landing good punches but then he was just taking a bunch,” said Paul.

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Woodley enjoyed an exemplary career in the UFC. But right after his loss to the current champ, Kamaru Usman, ‘The Chosen One’ fell prey to every opponent he faced. He lost to Gilbert Burns and Colby Covington. The winless run continued in his last fight against Vicente Luque as well. Despite looking aggressive in the initial minutes, Tyron Woodley eventually ended up losing that fight.

Looking at how Woodley performed, Jake Paul will look forward to noting down the former’s weaknesses. And he will be keen to employ his finest skill sets to hammer Woodley in his first pro-boxing encounter itself.

Is Tyron Woodley capable of pulling off an upset against Jake Paul?

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Tyron Woodley has never been tested in a pro-boxing circuit, whereas Jake Paul has spent a while inside the ring.

Hence, the YouTuber will have an edge over his compatriot. But Woodley, too, has worked immensely hard on his skills over the past few months and his power is one to watch out for.

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He unquestionably has the ability to annihilate Paul, but it won’t come so easy to him. That said, it’ll be interesting to see how he strategizes to beat ‘The Problem Child’ in this high-class encounter on August 29.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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