Belal Muhammad Reminds Everyone to Not Forget Tyron Woodley’s Achievements

Published 12/23/2021, 5:00 AM EST
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)


Belal Muhammad is coming off of a stunning victory over fan-favorite Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at the last UFC event of the year. With this win, ‘Remember The Name’ has cemented himself in the top 5 of the UFC welterweight charts. On the same night, former UFC champion Tyron Woodley suffered a loss that caused many fans to dismiss his future in combat sports.

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The MMA community subjected Woodley (19-7-1) to a lot of trolls because of his performances in the last couple of years. However, the rising welterweight prospect, Belal Muhammad, is all respect for ‘The Chosen One.’

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“He’s like a such a good guy. So, like you never want to see one of your guys lose or get knocked out in that fashion,” Muhammad said in a brief chat with ESPN. “But, like you know, he’s been a fighter for so long, been a champion for so long, I just don’t want to ruin his or tarnish his legacy. Where people forget about how good he was and how much of a champion he was.”

“But, like, I mean, he seems like he’s taking it very well. I know that he’s definitely getting paid very well for it. I just don’t want him to be there for too long, where you’re like- now this guy’s lost 10 in a row or and now he’s just getting embarrassed type thing.”

Belal Muhammad thinks Jake Paul is a ‘Hidden’ boxer

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Jake Paul versus Tyron Woodley 2 was a blast of a fight. The bout came to its conclusion in the sixth as ‘The Problem Child’ caught Woodley off-guard with a thunderous right-hand hook. Interestingly, Woodley didn’t stand a chance against Paul as the latter was leading all rounds before the last one as well.

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)

This development has led ‘Bully B’ to believe that Jake Paul is actually a boxer in disguise. In the same chat, ‘Remember The Name’ continued, “I mean, maybe just proves that Jake Paul is actually good. He has power, obviously. He’s obviously working hard, and he’s training. Maybe, like I said, he’s just probably like a hidden boxer that’s just playing the YouTube part. Maybe he actually knows how to fight.” 

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Do you believe Jake Paul is actually on par with the professionals? Is ‘Bully B’ right in his opinion of Tyron Woodley? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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