‘Please Don’t Look at Me With Sorrow Eyes’- Tyron Woodley Makes a Statement After Jake Paul Loss

Published 12/19/2021, 10:00 AM EST


The former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley lost his second professional boxing match against the same opponent. After departing from UFC in 2021, ‘The Chosen One’ turned his attention towards the boxing universe. He faced the YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul in his first bout in August 2021.

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While the former UFC champion made his boxing debut with that fight, ‘The Problem Child’ had already gotten three knockout wins in his professional career. In that fight, Paul defeated Woodley via a split decision.

Interestingly, the pair met again inside the boxing ring after Tommy Fury, pulled out of his fight against Jake Paul. This time around, the Ohio native left no stones unturned and knocked out the former UFC champion in the sixth round, securing his fifth professional win.

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Meanwhile, ‘The Chosen One’ faced another defeat in his boxing career. Unfortunately, the former welterweight fighter hasn’t won a single fight since 2019. However, he isn’t done yet.

In his post-fight interview, Woodley reflected on his loss and also claimed that he will compete in more bouts in the future. He said, “I’m not done. Please do not look at me with sorrow eyes.”

“Please don’t look at me, like, shaking your head. I’d f**ked a lot of people up. A lot of people had to have that talk in the locker room. And a lot of coaches had to go back to the drawing board.”

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“A lot of people in their mind knew that they knew and I saw it in their face and it broke their heart when I took that from them.”

Tyron Woodley wants to Fight Four Times Next Year

‘The Chosen One’ is a prominent name in combat sport. He has a professional fighting record of 19-7 under his name and has competed in some of the biggest promotions in the world.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: (R-L) Tyron Woodley punches Gilbert Burns of Brazil 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)

The American-born is the former UFC welterweight champion and has three successful title defenses. However, he hasn’t found any success in the sport since he lost to the current UFC champion, Kamaru Usman.

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Even though he tried his hands inside the boxing ring, he only suffered setback after setback. However, Woodley doesn’t want to quit and also has plans for the next year.

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In the same interview, he said, “I just want to fight. I already had a plan to fight four times next year. This doesn’t change that plan. I’m thankful for the opportunity to step in and fight in this fight.”

He added, “I was already kind of getting ready and geared up. I’m glad I was in shape, I’m glad I listened to my spirit.”

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While many believe Woodley is out of his prime, considering his back-to-back losses, the former champion is unfazed by it. He claims to be in shape and ready for any opportunity that is put in front of him. However, this loss will forever leave an awful mark on his career.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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