Jake Paul Reveals What Stipe Miocic Told Him Before the Tyron Woodley Fight: “He Was Getting Emotional”

Published 08/26/2021, 5:30 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)


This Sunday, Jake Paul will make a massive ring appearance against his biggest opponent to date in Tyron Woodley. The pair will lock horns in an 8-round boxing bout and will look to rolling out a show worth the hype for fans. This fight is also regarded among the most electrifying boxing contests of 2021, and casual lovers of the sport are already engrossed in this encounter.

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Not just the fans, but bigwig fighters like Stipe Miocic are also intrigued to watch this fight. The former UFC heavyweight champ even gave some piece of advice to the YouTuber turned boxer.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 17: Stipe Miocic celebrates his TKO victory over Daniel Cormier in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Speaking exclusively to FightHype, Paul opened up on the conversation he had with Miocic.

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“I was just talking with Stipe and he was like saying when he fought here, he had the adrenaline dump in front of everyone. He was getting goosebumps, he was getting emotional because it was his hometown.”

“So I’m trying to like find a balance of being excited but not like too excited. So I think after the fight I will. My emotions probably show more,” he said.

Miocic and Paul are both from Ohio and the latter’s fight with Woodley will take place on Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. That said, the former king of UFC’s big men’s division has seen the sport from a different end altogether and he’s also fought at his hometown.

That said, no one better than Miocic can take Jake Paul over what happens when you fight in front of your home crowd.

Stipe Miocic to act as ‘Dana White’ for Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley weigh-ins

Miocic’s presence in Jake Paul’s event will be much bigger than expected. He will show up to the weigh-ins of the Paul vs Woodley event and will act as the UFC supremo, Dana White. Thus separating the fighters if they enter a tussle during their faceoff.

Marc Raimondi reported the same on his Twitter handle. And he consequently put the fans in a frenzy.

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Miocic will add tremendous value to the already decorated Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight.

That said, everyone will be keen to see the outcome of this unusual boxing clash. And it’ll be interesting to see who eventually comes out on top.

What do you make of this anecdote?

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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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