‘That Was Not My Deal’- Tyron Woodley Says He Did Not Call for Rematch Clause Against Jake Paul

Published 06/30/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


Tyron Woodley is a seasoned veteran in the sport of MMA. ‘The Chosen One’ has been in the cage with the best the UFC has had to offer and has almost always come out on top victorious. This time around, however, he will face a unique challenge in YouTuber turned professional boxer, Jake Paul. 

Ahead of his fight against Paul, Woodley shared his thoughts on ‘The Problem Child’ and the rematch clause in their bout agreement. He said, “I mean, he made a lot of talk about like me not accepting the bet. One, you’re not writing my check…. ‘Oh, I’ll double your purse’ like you paying my purse out of your personal bank account.”

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“Secondly, if you added the rematch clause, you’re the one that thinks you may lose. That was not my deal but of course, I am going to sign it. I’m going to rob the bank twice if they let me. So for me yeah, we can do it once, we can do it twice, we can do it three times. However many times you wanna do it.”

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Can Tyron Woodley redeem himself with a win over Jake Paul?

After the altercation they had during the build-up to Jake Paul’s fight against Ben Askren, it came as no surprise that Tyron Woodley wanted a fight against Jake Paul. However, given that Woodley will be without a doubt his toughest test to date, it was surprising that Paul accepted the fight 

Woodley is a bonafide knockout artist who has secured 37% of his 19 career wins via T/KO. Therefore, fans will be hoping the power translates when he puts on a pair of boxing gloves. There is a long way to go for the fight and Woodley looks in excellent shape ahead of his boxing debut. 

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The former UFC welterweight champion has also stated that he would train with Floyd Mayweather at some point ahead of his fight against Jake Paul. Fans’ recent memory of Tyron Woodley is being winless in his last four fights. Therefore, it will be heartwarming to see a former champion shine brightly once again.

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Can Woodley win? Or will ‘The Problem Child’ rule?

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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.

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