‘Jake Paul Is Not in the Group Yet’- Jorge Masvidal Rules Out the Possibility of Jake Paul Winning Against Tyron Woodley

Published 08/28/2021, 3:12 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight Kamaru Usman in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC welterweight veteran Jorge Masvidal believes Tyron Woodley will prove too much for YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul. ‘Gamebred’, who is currently on the sidelines after losing to Kamaru Usman at UFC 261, appeared for an interview with ‘DAZN Boxing’.

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Masvidal discussed a lot of topics, including the future of Conor McGregor, future of Jake Paul if he losses besides the match prediction. While talking about the aforementioned fight, Masvidal detailed what makes Woodley the favorite in the fight.

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“Only thing I can give you is, ignorance is bliss, right? Jake might think (he’s) better than Woodley and somehow, someway, pull it off. I just don’t see it,” Masvidal said. “Woodley has more quality sparring sessions that I’ve seen even myself against high-level boxers than Jake has right now today.”

Masvidal addressed Woodley’s losing streak and said it shouldn’t be read into too much. According to him, all those fighters that defeated Woodley have been competing at a high level for many years. But he believes Jake is not on that level.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren 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)

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“Jake Paul is not in the group yet, you know. Who are the guys that Jake has beaten? (the hosts named the fighters who fought Jake) I’m not giving them credit for that… I’m not saying he’s beat some credible opponents,” he added.

Jorge Masvidal details how Tyron Woodley used to train with powerful guys

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Masvidal has been in the lighting industry for almost two decades. He has seen many top fighters like him train hard every day to give their best. Woodley is one of them. In the interview, he recounts how he has seen Woodley sparring with high-level fighters.

“I’ve seen with my own eyes, I’ve seen on video and in person, from Woodley sparring here n Miami, with high-level guys… he lives boxing every freaking day. Boxing is like his favorite thing,” he further added.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Tyron Woodley battles Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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It will be interesting to see Woodley making his debut against an unpredictable fighter like Jake. If he can make an impact, this would open up a world of opportunities for him.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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