Tyron Woodley said he will fight Jake Paul again. “It’s done,” he said on Monday, promising that he and the 24-year-old YouTuber turned boxer would have a rematch.
The former MMA fighter lost a split decision to Paul Sunday night in Cleveland. Tyron Woodley said he plans to fix that when they fight again.
“It’s done. We’re doing the rematch,” Woodley said. “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 s— 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.”
Paul said after the fight on Sunday that he would only fight Woodley again if he gets a tattoo that says “I Love Jake Paul” on posts a photo on Instagram.
Woodley is fine with that.
“I’m willing to be a man and honor my end of the deal,” he said on The MMA Hour Monday. “(Paul) made a new deal since he’s the one that makes the bets. Now the bet blew up in your face. Let’s do it. I’m willing, and I will. If I’ve got to get my own tattoo artist, I think I’m sliding to L.A. Let’s get it cracking.”
Paul, however, hasn’t commented on any potential rematch. He even went as far as to retire from boxing following his win. Though, that seems more of a ploy to stay in the headlines for another day as he continued to promote potential future fights.
Oddsmakers on Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul Rematch
The Ohio native continued to jab at The Notorious One in the press after beating Tyron Woodley. Paul tried to goad McGregor into a fight by calling him out.
“I’m five wins in a row, he’s 1-3 in the past four years,” Paul said in the post-match interview. “So the guy needs to get off his vodka or whatever his brand is, sober up and start to get back in the gym and then we can f*cking fight.”
His decision to “retire” from fighting is a play straight out of McGregor’s playbook. McGregor has retired only to return to fighting three times.
Whether McGregor will face off against Paul is to be seen. But Vegas oddsmakers doubt that will be Paul’s next fight. They have Paul, Tyron Woodley as the most likely follow-up fight with 3/2 odds. They have Tommy Fury, brother of heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, at 2-to-1 odds.
Oddsmakers set the line on a McGregor versus Paul showdown being Paul’s next bout at 8 to 1.