“Back to Rapping Twood Go”- Kevin Holland, Kamaru Usman, Nate Diaz and Other UFC Stars React to Jake Paul’s Knockout

Published 12/19/2021, 2:00 PM EST


The recently concluded second bout between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley also ended in Jake’s favor. The 24-year-old Ohio native now has 5 professional victories under his name. He started his pro-boxing career by defeating a fellow YouTuber, named AnEsonGib.

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‘The Problem Child’ then went on to increase the difficulty level for every fight he booked. Paul viciously knocked out former pro-NBA star Nate Robinson at the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition match. Furthermore, after some back-and-forth on social media, Ben Askren fought Jake Paul.

However, the former Bellator MMA and ONE Welterweight Champion met the same fate as Nate and got TKO’d in under 2 minutes in the very first round. Furthermore, Askren’s long–time teammate Tyron Woodley stepped up to settle the score with Paul. However, after a good performance, Woodley lost via a split decision.

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Following that, Paul was set to fight British professional boxer and reality television star, Tommy Fury. However, the matchup got canceled because Tommy suffered a rib injury prior to the fight. Tommy is the younger brother of the heavyweight boxing world champion, Tyson Fury.

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Woodley stepped in at short notice and a rematch between the two was set. The rematch between Tyron and Paul was going slowly at the beginning, with the momentum looking to be on Tyron’s side. A perfected landed right overhand by Jake turned the tides and stopped the game in the sixth round.

The MMA community blows up after Tyron Woodley’s KO defeat

Many believed that the first five rounds went to Tyron. However, he fumbled the chance for redemption. Jake certainly shut down all his haters and speculators who doubted his skills. The whole MMA world went crazy after the knockout. MMA community went wild on Twitter. These are some of the reactions.

Manager of many celeb UFC stars, Ali Abdelaziz seemed impressed by Jake’s performance. He also claimed that Kamaru Usman will probably stop him under 3 rounds.

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WATCH THIS STORY – Jake Pauls Intense Training Routine For His Rematch Against Tyron Woodley

There is a probability of Jake Paul fighting Nate Diaz or Jorge Masvidal. However, nothing has been confirmed yet. What did you make of Jake Paul’s performance? Let us know in the comments below.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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