Kamaru Usman Details the Possibility of Fighting Jake Paul if He Defeats Tyron Woodley

Published 08/19/2021, 5:58 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 13: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria reacts after his victory over Gilbert Burns of Brazil in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Jake Paul is set to take on Tyron Woodley in a boxing match later this month. ‘The Problem Child’ will look to further build on his undefeated professional record, having defeated Woodley’s teammate Ben Askren in his last outing. Besides Woodley, another person that Paul has set his sights on is the UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.

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Usman, currently considered as the pound-for-pound no.1 UFC fighter, has an impeccable resume. So, it’s understandable why Paul has been repeatedly mentioning his name. However, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ believes the YouTuber turned pro-boxer is not a very enticing option for him at the moment.

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“There’s a lot that needs to happen for something like that to happen, but for right now, that does nothing for me, you know. I am the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world what does Jake Paul do for me?” said Usman.

What does that dude does? Nothing for me,” he added, saying that he has been beating the best fighters in the world consistently.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Considering this, it will take something spectacular on Paul’s part to get his attention. However, he acknowledged the fact that ‘The Problem Child’ is certainly on the right path to do so.

Usman has obviously fought Tyron Woodley as well. In fact, it was his win over ‘The Chosen One’ at UFC 235 that saw him crowned the undisputed UFC welterweight champion.

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Kamaru Usman said Jake Paul will get his attention if he beats Tyron Woodley

Woodley is currently on a 4-fight skid. That being said, he is a former world champion and all those losses have come against the very best fighters in the world.

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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)

He goes out. Let’s say he takes care of Woodley. Now that’s a little more intriguing because Woodley Yes, of course, Woodley is where he is at. Woodley was a former UFC champion, you know, so, you know, it gets my attention a little bit more,” said Usman.

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But yeah, I you know what it is what it is, we’ll see what he’s doing. But you know, I’m not holding my breath. You know, I think Woodley is definitely capable of taking care of him, so we’ll see,” ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ concluded.

Will we ever see Usman vs Jake Paul? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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