‘The World Hasn’t Seen My Boxing Abilities’- Tyron Woodley

Published 06/04/2021, 1:42 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 18: Tyron Woodley poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley spoke out via Fight Hub TV and went in on his upcoming opponent. Woodley will be dabbling into a new foray as he will debut in boxing against YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul.

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Woodley commented on the fight and gave Jake Paul his due as he was actually increasing his level of opposition. However, Woodley was confident that his time as a UFC champ would translate toward a stellar performance. Furthermore, Woodley is looking to showcase his boxing skills that he says are still unrealized.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Tyron Woodley backstage during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)

“If we’re going to sit here and act like Jake not a fighter, we all fooling ourselves. He a fighter because he got into the ring and fought…I think Jake is a little bit more powerful [than Logan], I don’t know who is better. He’s like that little kid that is a bully and his lesson is to get his a** beat. And you beat him up but he laughing the whole time, the consequence wasn’t severe because he laughed through it. That’s what Jake is.”

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“But I’ve fought guys like that, that you hit and they drop like a zombie and they pop back up and you have to do it again and again. He can’t even spar somebody close to me because the world hasn’t even seen what my boxing abilities are. So now, he’s going to walk across somebody and fight someone he don’t even have video of.”

Tyron Woodley: Can he shake off his recent UFC skid?

Fans of ‘The Chosen One’ will be hoping that he will shrug off the skid that he suffered in the UFC that ultimately led to his release. Woodley, who is looking to showcase his boxing skills in the ring will not benefit from carrying over his 4-fight skid. Not to mention, the losses he suffered were largely one-sided beatdowns, albeit from exclusively the best in the division.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Gilbert Burns of Brazil reacts after his victory over Tyron Woodley in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

However, if Tyron Woodley manages to tap into his prime form from his early title run, Jake Paul is in for a long night at the office. At his best, Tyron Woodley put down some of the best in the UFC history including Robbie Lawler and Darren Till. The 38-year-old has semtex laced in his hands and is capable of shutting off the lights if he steps into the ring with his game face on.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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