Jake Paul stunned the world when he knocked out MMA’s own Ben Askren within two minutes of the first round, in his third professional boxing bout. The YouTube sensation is still undefeated in his pro-boxing career; and this win was more special because it came against a combat sports athlete. And, going by the look of things, Jake Paul might lose only if he faced a professional boxer in his weight class.
Elsewhere, UFC Welterweight Tyron Woodley was by Ben Askren’s corner as he was one of Funky Ben’s trainers. Post-fight he had an altercation with Jake Paul and team, especially J’Leon Love, the super-middleweight boxer who belonged to Jake’s team.
Speaking about this in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani of ESPN MMA, Woodley revealed that he would like to face both Paul and J’Leon Love in a fight. But then revealed that he would take on Jake Paul in a boxing match, while face J’Leon Love in an MMA match, since he wanted to beat him up badly.
‘I wanna almost break his arm and just let him out‘ – Tyron Woodley
Woodley was quoted as saying, “You had a lot to say in the locker room; let’s fight…I wanna hear what [Jake Paul] got to say about it. You wanna fight me? He could fight me. I’ll fight his friend [J’Leon Love] in MMA, because I wanna elbow his a**. I don’t want no little boxing, the poofy gloves. I wanna elbow, I wanna f****n’ hit his face, I wanna almost break his arm and just let him out. So if his boy wants to fight me, he’s gonna have to come see me in the cage.”
Woodley clearly was enraged during the altercation, but somehow kept his head calm, which was the recent for his anger-laden callout in Helwani’s MMA show. Woodley has been struggling in the UFC of late, he is currently on a four-fight skid, and he’s not had a win in almost 3 years.
Will Woodley get to fight Jake Paul and J’Leon Love? If yes, who do you think will win?