‘It Will Be the Biggest Pay-Per-View’- Tyron Woodley Claims Dana White Is Protecting His Brand

Published 06/19/2021, 5:30 AM EDT


August 28 will mark the debut of ‘The Chosen One’ Tyron Woodley inside the boxing ring. Woodley will face the YouTube star-turned boxer Jake Paul for eight three-minute rounds. According to Woodley’s manager, ‘The Chosen One’ will grab the biggest payday of his career after the fight is contested.

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It is estimated to be somewhere between a million to a multi-million dollar deal. Many people including UFC President Dana White have dismissed these claims. According to Dana White, Woodley and Jake Paul are making up these numbers just to hype the fight.

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 24: UFC President Dana White interacts with media during the UFC on FOX press conference on January 24, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

In a roadside interview with FightHype.com, Tyron Woodley replied to the comments made by White. He said, “Blessings and thank you, Dana. I got I made millions off the UFC and they made millions off me it’s been a mutual situation and everybody want me to bash UFC. I don’t bash him. They gave me a chance to prove I was the best in the world. I did it five times. I fought in my career I fought seven world title fights and I won five.”

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‘The Chosen One’ continued, “So I had some bad days, but I had way more good days. So I have no negative thing. Dana White’s doing what he wants to do that’s protecting his brand. It looks as if this pay-per-view is gonna contest with a couple of pay-per-views of UFC. It will be the biggest pay-per-view of the year it will. Mark my words, it will be the biggest pay-per-view of the entire year, me and Jake Paul.”

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Dana White doesn’t believe Tyron Woodley

Dana White believes Tyron Woodley is a fighter who passed his prime while he was competing in the UFC. As Woodley hasn’t won a fight since 2019, the UFC President believes he needs to resort to different techniques such as hyping his expected pay for the fight. At the UFC 263 post-event press conference, White labeled it as “bulls**t”.

 

Jake Paul’s info and record:

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: Jan 17, 1997
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Reach: 76 inches
  • Record: 3-0 with 3 knockouts

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Tyron Woodley’s info and record:

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: April 7, 1982
  • Height: 5’9″
  • Reach: 74 inches
  • Boxing record: N/A
  • MMA record: 19-7 with 7 knockouts

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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