‘These Guys Are Selling the Real Tickets’- Henry Cejudo Says Tyron Woodley Has Shown That MMA is Not About Respect and Honor

Published 09/03/2021, 10:35 AM EDT


Former UFC double champion Henry Cejudo spoke out about the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley match-up to Fight Hype TV. The combat sports world has been split right down the middle as to who the rightful winner of the bout should be. Moreover, there’s a lot of talk about what’s next for both men with the possible rematch also on the table.

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Cejudo weighed in on the talks of a rematch and also chimed in on the way Tyron Woodley ended up looking when it was all said and done. Many believe that a five-time UFC champion like Woodley should have cruised to a win against Paul. The fact that he failed to do so has given fans pause and some believe that the aforementioned scrap has tarnished Woodley’s career.

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Henry Cejudo has something to say

‘Triple C’ was of the belief that Woodley came out as the ‘real winner’ despite losing the contest via split decision. The former Olympic gold medalist talked about self-promotion in the fight game and commended Woodley on securing a massive paycheck. He even drew parallels between Woodley’s aggressive self-promotion strategy and his own ‘King of Cringe’ gimmick.

“At the end of the day, Tyron Woodley is the real winner. Can you imagine how much pay-per-view money that he made. He’s got a good mouth piece. The dude can sell a fight. He might not be able to know how to fight or know how to box but he can sell a damn fight.”

“Think about the entertainment side of fighting. A lot of you guys think mixed martial arts is respect, honor. No, no, that’s not going to get you paid. Start a damn gimmick, start promoting, do something if you want to make money.”

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“Why you think I started the ‘King of Cringe? These guys are selling the real tickets. The real winner at the end of the day even though he lost is Tyron Woodley.”

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Henry Cejudo’s word on self-promotion in fight sports certainly means something considering he made himself a household name. His ‘King of Cringe’ gimmick has managed to draw in a meaningful portion of the fanbase and he commends Woodley on being a ‘good mouthpiece’.

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It remains to be seen if Tyron Woodley can successfully manage to convince Jake Paul to sign the dotted line for a rematch.

 

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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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