‘The Conditioning Is Real’- Chael Sonnen Predicts His Winner for Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Fight

Published 08/28/2021, 12:12 PM EDT


Former UFC middleweight contender and retired mixed martial artist, Chael Sonnen, predicts his winner for the fight between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley. Sonnen, detailed in full how both the fighters stack up against each other on his YouTube Channel.

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The former fighter turned analyst discussed what was at stake for both men and how they needed to fight against each other to come out victorious.

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“I know for sure. The conditioning is real,” he added. “I know the grit is real. I know toughness is real (and) I know dealing with pressure… in the main event spot is real. And these are all the things that I have to give in T-Wood’s (Woodley’s) favor.”

Sonnen then talks about how people undermine a fighter’s ability until and unless they see that from him or her. He thinks people won’t vote in favor of Jake if the battle goes onto the higher rounds.

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)

“How’s Jake gonna do in the 8th round? We have never seen him and I bet he can’t hold up, (but) that doesn’t mean he can’t… T-Wood can go all night, I’ve seen it. T-Wood can fight championship rounds, I’ve seen it. So, how would Jake do when he is tired and when he is hurt?” Sonnen said with some exclamation.

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According to him, fight fans haven’t seen this from Jake as he has been dominant till now in all his fights. “He has been too damn dominant… Do I hold up against him? Yes. T-Wood gets the win,” he predicts.

How did Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley fare in their respective last fights?

The YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul, has had a brief but eventful career so far. ‘The Problem Child’ has knocked out all the three opponents he has faced till now.

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After getting past a fellow YouTuber and an ex-NBA player, he fought a legitimate prizefighter in Ben Askren in April this year. The social media sensation defeated former MMA champion via knockout in round 1 to add a big feather to his cap.

Woodley has been on a decline ever since his loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235. He lost all his next 3 fights, including the last one against Vicente Luque at UFC 260 by brabo choke submission.

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Both the fighters have a task at hand and would want to prove a point when the bell rings. Fight fans would surely be on the edge of their seats for this epic match-up.

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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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