‘Tyron Really Wanted This Win’- Tyron Woodley’s Coach Finally Answers Criticism Around ‘Fake Dive’

Published 12/27/2021, 11:48 AM EST
Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley fight at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul took the MMA world by storm as he defeated former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in their rematch. This victory of Paul shut down many of his doubters as ‘The Problem Child’ flattened Woodley on the mat with a thunderous right hook.

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However, keeping Woodley’s UFC background in mind, a faction of MMA fans believe that the fight was rigged. Notably, ‘The Chosen One’s longtime coach Din Thomas gave his two cents on the rumors.

In a sit-down with SiriusXM, Din Thomas revealed that the fight was really significant for Tyron Woodley. “That whole theory, it makes me laugh, because being in his camp, I know how serious it was. It was serious like Tyron really wanted this win back, he really wanted this fight and it was a serious thing.”

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He even jokingly stated that if the fight was rigged, he wouldn’t be in Woodley’s corner and rather be chilling somewhere else. “Now, if it was a dive, I wish they told me about it because I wouldn’t have shown up and taken the night off. I’d be like partying, but that wasn’t the case. I mean, it was a real, legit fight,” Thomas said.

Meanwhile, with this being said, coach Thomas has trampled all possible rumors surrounding Woodley’s loss to Jake Paul. The fight was real and ‘The Problem Child’ was actually able to outclass the former UFC welterweight champion in a boxing match.

Logan Paul claims fans are calling Jake Paul this generations Mike Tyson

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Logan Paul is Jake Paul’s elder brother, and he’s also had his fair share in the boxing ring. Notably, ‘The Maverick’ has locked horns with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition match. Meanwhile, the elder Logan Paul has claimed that some fans consider that the younger Paul brother is this generation’s Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali.

‘The Maverick’ made these comments on his Impaulsive podcast, “You know what they’ve been saying? They’ve been saying this: our great grandparents had Muhammad Ali, our parents had Mike Tyson, and we have Jake Paul,” Logan Paul said.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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