Twitter Reacts as Tyron Woodley Is Announced As Jake Paul’s Next Opponent

Published 05/31/2021, 11:07 PM EDT

The official confirmation of Jake Paul’s next opponent stunned the MMA community. Earlier today, it was announced that Paul would take on former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in his next fight. A date for the fight and the venue for the same are not known at this point in time. However, it is believed that a press conference with both men will take place this Friday where further details will be divulged regarding the fight. 


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Needless to say, the fight announcement received a lot of attention from both the MMA and boxing community. In the MMA community, especially, the reactions were a mixed bag.

Some believed Paul’s five minutes of fame would end with Woodley. Others believe it would be yet another win over a washed-up fighter for Jake Paul. Here are a few reactions from the community on Twitter. 


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Twitter reacts to Jake Paul and his next opponent Tyron Woodley

Mike Coppinger of The Athletic was the first to break the news regarding the fight.

MMA journalist Luke Thomas shared his thoughts on the fight.

Nolan King commented on the magnitude of the challenge ahead of Jake Paul.

Mike Coppinger did not agree with the opening odds for Paul vs Woodley.

Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis showed his support for teammate Tyron Woodley.

Andreas Hale shared his thoughts on the opening odds for Paul vs Woodley.

MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz had an interesting take on the developments.

This particular fan had a rather interesting suggestion for the winner of the fight.

A fan stated his reason for backing Paul against Woodley.

Another fan commented on the recent form of both men.


A fan made a case for why Woodley is a tough fight for Paul.

The response from the MMA community has been extremely varied. Woodley has not won a fight since September 2018. He is 0-4 in his last four fights and was thoroughly dominated by all four men.

At 39-years old, age is not on Woodley’s side either. However, he does have good boxing and has legitimate one-punch knockout power. It will be interesting to see the build-up to the fight.

What do you make of the fight between Paul and Woodley? Who do you think takes this one? Let us know in the comments below!



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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.