“He Doesn’t Know How to Box” – Vitor Belfort Slams Tyron Woodley for Losing to “Disney Channel Type” Jake Paul

Published 09/01/2021, 9:54 AM EDT


Jake Paul added a fourth win to his unbeaten record this past weekend. The YouTuber turned boxer earned himself a split-decision win against the former UFC champion Tyron Woodley and surprised many in the boxing and MMA community with his win. Vitor Belfort, however, was less than impressed.

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Belfort explained that Tyron Woodley doesn’t have the best hands to represent MMA. “I just think they are the worst representation of MMA. These guys (Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley) that you just mentioned, I can fight all of them in one night. I’ll put them all out. They cannot even survive two rounds with me, these MMA athletes that are representing us in boxing,” said Belfort. (h/t MiddleEasy)

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Woodley is a former UFC champion, and Ben Askren is a former Olympian. Both of them have now lost to Jake ‘The Problem Child’ Paul, giving Jake bragging rights over MMA fighters. However, Paul is being criticized for fighting non-boxers and people that aren’t his size.

“I’m sorry, but I cannot respect a YouTuber,” he continued. “He’s a Disney channel type of thing and [Woodley] doesn’t have hands. He doesn’t know how to box. Oscar is fighting a real fighter like myself. My respect comes not if you’re a winner or a loser – it’s who you’re competing against.”

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Vitor Belfort will come out of retirement to headline the LEGENDS II Triller event. He will fight ‘The Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya in a classic MMA vs Boxing matchup. Before his matchup with De La Hoya, Belfort did not hide his desire to fight either of the Paul brothers. He constantly called them out and dissed them on social media, looking to shut both of them up.

Vitor Belfort vs Oscar De La Hoya- A star-studded event

The LEGENDS II will see former UFC champion Vitor Belfort take on Oscar De La Hoya. At 48, De La Hoya will make a comeback to the boxing ring. His last appearance was back in 2008 when he lost to Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao.

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“The People Need to Understand”- Anderson Silva Says Fights Like Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Are Not Quality Matches

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The fight, originally scheduled as an exhibition match, has now been ruled as a professional bout. Also, the event will see the likes of Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz, David Haye, and Joe Fournier take to the squared circle at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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