‘Those Guys Are Dangerous’ – Gilbert Burns Not Confident About Tyron Woodley Defeating Jake Paul

Published 07/26/2021, 8:39 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Gilbert Burns of Brazil reacts after his victory over Tyron Woodley 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)


Jake and Logan Paul have been amongst the most talked-about personalities in combat sports for some time. Everything the brothers do garners much attention from people all around the world. Now as Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley are all set to meet in a boxing match, Gilbert Burns has shared his views of the fight.

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During a recent interview, the UFC Welterweight fighter said, “Crazy one! Jake Paul is really proving himself as a hard worker, a skilled boxer, heavy-handed. I don’t know, we’ll see. I don’t know, bro. Those guys are dangerous, they training, they got good training partners; they hire good coaches; they take it very seriously, they’re being professional.”

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Jake Paul had recently faced former UFC fighter, Ben Askren, in a boxing match. ‘The Problem Child’ defeated Askren via a first-round TKO and impressed many. Gilbert Burns seems to be one of those people, as he believes it would be tough for Woodley to overcome Paul.

He said, “They look big, he’s very big, he might be walking around  200, 205. He gonna make 190? I don’t see an easy fight for Tyron Woodley and I see the pressure is on Tyron Woodley; he has to win the fight otherwise, it’s gonna be a hard one for him to recover from.”

“So a lot of pressure on Tyron Woodley going into this fight. I have no prediction; I gotta watch this one close, but I’m not that confident that Tyron Woodley’s gonna pull that one-off.”

Gilbert Burns advises Jake Paul on how to beat Tyron Woodley

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Gilbert Burns faced Tyron Woodley at UFC on ESPN 9 and defeated him via unanimous decision. Therefore, as ‘Durinho’ has the experience of defeating Woodley, he was asked to give any advice to Paul regarding the same.

He said, “One thing I learned from Tyron Woodley, he’s very afraid to get tired. I saw he was kind of holding on to the energy, I know he loads up the punch a lot. I saw the overhand right coming, that’s when I countered him and hurt him really badly.”

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“What do I tell Jake? I think Jake gotta stay calm, put pressure on him, watch out for that right hand but at the same time, the overhand right comes. He opens a lot of things, so I’ll tell him to counter. Watch out, keep the left hand up, work a lot, he’s bigger than Woodley’s, Woodley’s gotta come forward, and yeah.”

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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