‘Woodley Better Come Out F*cking Fight’- T.J. Dillashaw Warns Tyron Woodley Ahead of Jake Paul Boxing Fight

Published 07/19/2021, 1:20 PM EDT


Former 2-time UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw sends a stern warning to former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley ahead of his fight with Jake Paul. Woodley will fight in his first boxing match and would want to successfully transition himself into a boxer from being a mixed martial artist.

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Although Woodley has vast experience to succeed in any combat sports, he would be wary of the danger possessed by the YouTuber. After all, the latter knocked out his close friend and collegiate, Ben Askren in his previous fight.

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Speaking about the same, Dillashaw, in an interview, talked about the possibilities of Woodley winning the fight. He also had some words of praise for the YouTuber turned boxer.

“Woodley better come out f*cking fight. He better like, throw caution to the wind,” Dillashaw said. “Otherwise I mean, Jake Paul has got some power, you know… he is an athletic dude. I won’t say he is a super-notch fighter, he is not a world-beater. Tyron has got to come out and fight.”

Jake and his brother Logan have been constantly in a tussle with UFC supremo Dana White over pay given to the UFC fighters. Some of the prominent names have even raised their concerns.

“They are bringing money to this sport. Whatever. Can’t hate him for it,” Dillashaw added. “These people are paying to watch him. You can hate all you want, but people are really making it because you are paying to watch it.”

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Dillashaw further adds that Woodley can beat Paul if he brings out his previous aura of UFC, where he absolutely destroyed people with his striking.

Recent fighting record of Tyron Woodley

Woodley has been one of the best welterweight champions of all time. He was absolutely dominant throughout his reign as the champion until stopped by Kamaru Usman. That loss opened the floodgates, and he went down the hill from thereon.

In his first match as non-champion, he fought Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs Burns. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. His next fight came against longtime rival Colby Covington at UFC on ESPN+ 36. ‘Chaos’ dominated him and Woodley had a rib injury, so he gave up after 5th round.

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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)

‘The Chosen One’ fought Vicente Luque at UFC 260 and was defeated via brabo choke. Subsequently, he was released from the promotion after serving for 8 years.

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He has a chance to redeem himself when he faces Paul in their upcoming match. A match that not only fetches him his biggest paycheck but also opens up a new career prospect.

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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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