Tyron Woodley took on Jake Paul in his boxing debut today at Cleveland, Ohio. The former UFC welterweight champion was carrying the whole MMA community on his shoulders but he succumbed under the pressure and took an L in this one.
The cruiser bout between Woodley and Jake went down for right rounds of three minutes each, both of them had their moments but after the fight was over Jake came out on top and got the split decision victory.
Woodley thought he won the fight, and demanded an immediate rematch, at the post-fight press conference, Tyron said, “It’s done, we’re doing the rematch. I have to get that win. It was too close. This is a movie, ain’t nobody going to push the needle like me and him did. We sold the sh*t out of this pay-per-view. I think everyone was excited about it. … He was tough. He was fatigued in the fight and he found a way to keep pushing through. I can never knock him for that, but we have to run it back.”
“I thought it was going to be me,” Tyron Woodley wasn’t impressed by the decision against Jake Paul
Woodley dropped Jake in their fight, Jake fell into the ropes and got back on his feet, both these athletes gave each other hell, and Woodley thought he had this one in the bag.
“I thought I won, I was surprised it was a split decision,” Woodley said. “I thought it was close. I thought he had won some rounds. Early on the rounds were close. If I can go back I’d kick myself because I could’ve made it a little more convincing, but I was just trying to feel it out and take my time. I knew he was going to throw a lot of jabs and I knew he was going to faint and pressure. I wasn’t surprised when they said split decision, but I thought it was going to be me.”