WATCH: Tyron Woodley Gets into a Heated Verbal Altercation with Jake Paul’s Teammate

Published 04/19/2021, 10:04 AM EDT


The former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley recently found himself in a rather contentious run-in with one of Jake Paul’s teammates.

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Woodley was present in Ben Askren’s as the latter took on Jake Paul in the main event for Triller’s show. Prior to the boxing bout, Woodley could be seen in Jake Paul’s locker room where he got into a verbal altercation with Paul’s teammates.

Woodley squared off against former professional J’Leon Love from the Super Middleweight division, who is a part of Paul’s entourage.

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The two went back and forth and engaged in a spirited exchange where both men boasted on their laurels. J’Leon Love was quick to bring up Woodley’s recent UFC skid and ‘The Chosen One’ fired back.

It’s no surprise that a dust-up occurred given the sheer size of Jake Paul’s entourage. Throughout fight week, Paul and his team had been moving around in large numbers and a run-in was bound to happen.

Tyron Woodley could now be gunning for a fight with either Paul or Love to avenge Askren’s defeat.

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Triller Fight Club brought forth Paul vs Askren to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Atlanta, and the world was watching. With Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, and others performing, the event was a showcase in every sense of the word.

What’s more, the main event delivered in a massive way as Jake Paul came out on top with a knockout.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul and Ben Askren face off in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

‘The Problem Child’ extended his professional record to 3-0 and has now scalped a win over a former MMA kingpin. Paul showcased his power and technical prowess as he landed a perfect right hand that sent Askren to the canvas. ‘Funky’ couldn’t recover in time, and the referee had no choice but to wave off the contest.

With a win over Ben Askren, Jake Paul now has a laundry list of fighters to choose from. Paul has his eyes on Dillon Danis and Conor McGregor, among others in order to further legitimize himself in the realm of boxing.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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