Kamaru Usman, Nate Diaz , Demetrious Johnson and Other UFC Stars in Shock as Tyron Woodley Loses to Jake Paul in a Split Decision

Published 08/30/2021, 5:08 AM EDT


Jake Paul is now 4-0 as a professional boxer after fighting his way to a split decision victory against Tyron Woodley. The scores were 77-75 for Paul, 77-75 for Woodley, and 78-74 for Paul.

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Although Woodley was able to land the harder punches, the former UFC champion seemed to have a problem letting his hands go.

The bigger and stronger Paul made good use of his jab in an attempt to keep Woodley off him. On the other hand, Woodley looked comfortable waiting for an opportunity to counter instead of closing in on Paul.

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Going past the four-minute mark for the first time, Paul seemed out of gas but kept his composure and was the more active fighter out landing Woodley 71-52 in total punches.

Whatever one might have to say about Jake Paul, the former Disney star has once again achieved what he’d set out to do. A win over a former UFC champion like Tyron Woodley certainly validates his boxing abilities.

MMA fighters react to Tyron Woodley vs Jake Paul

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 13: Jake Paul (L) and Tyron Woodley (R) face off during a press conference before their cruiserweight fight at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on July 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

An intriguing matchup, to say the least, Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley commanded the attention of MMA and boxing fans alike. What’s more? Several MMA fighters had a few things to say about the fight that ended with Jake Paul emerging victorious.

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman made the following Tweet a few minutes after the bout was over.

Fan-favorite Nate Diaz, as always, had a hilarious reaction to the entire affair, posting the following tweet.

Former UFC middleweight and Light heavyweight contender Chael Sonnen had an interesting proposition to make.

UFC Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling seemed particularly invested in the fight, giving a running commentary the entire time.

 

Former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier weighed in on the matchup as well

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Tyron Woodley was quick to express his interest in running it back in the post-fight interview. However, Paul says he’d only consider it once Woodley honored their pre-fight bet and gets an ‘I love Jake Paul’ tattoo. Only time will tell if we will get to witness the two in a rematch considering the list of fighters that would love to fight Jake Paul for the payday a fight with him brings.

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What do you think? Will we get to see a rematch between Tyron Woodley and Jake Paul? Let us know in the comments.

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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