Jake Paul Defeats Former UFC Champion Tyron Woodley in Split Decision

by Jacklyn Krol

In a split decision, Jake Paul took home a win against UFC Champion Tyron Woodley.

On Sunday, August 29, the two dueled it out in Cleveland, Ohio at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Paul won with 77-75, 75-77, 78-74. Additionally, he had 3 knockouts, making Jake Paul have a 4-0.

“I don’t know what to say but he’s a tough opponent,” Paul said via CBS Sports. “He has been boxing, fighting and striking for 20-something years. I have been doing this for three years.”

“This was a tougher fight than I expected. My legs felt weird from the locker room. I don’t know what to say. He put up a good fight and came in shape. I have nothing but respect for him. There was a lot of shit talk but I apologize if I offended his team.”

Woodley immediately wanted a rematch and does, in fact, plan on getting the tattoo that was discussed.

“F—k the [Tommy Fury] fight, me and Jake need to run that back,” Woodley added. “Off the top, I want an instant rematch. Nobody‘s going to sell a pay-per-view like we did. I felt like he was tough. I hit him and the ropes held him up.”

Paul didn’t want to give Woodley a rematch only if he got the “I love Jake Paul” tattoo if he lost as he promised, he would consider a rematch.

“Of course, he wants the payday,” Paul said in front of Woodley. “You had your opportunity. You had your chance. If you get the tattoo of ‘I love Jake Paul,’ let’s run it back.”

Going into the fight, Jake Paul was the favorite in terms of betting odds at a -200. Woodley was at approximately +150-170.

Jake Paul’s Smack Talk to Dana White

Jake Paul has been feuding with UFC President Dana White for quite some time. The YouTuber told media outlets during a recent workout that he believes that Dana White is trying to “discredit” what he’s doing. Over the past few months, he’s also given vague threats regarding the UFC president.

“I think it ends with me running into him at a club in Vegas and me knocking him the f–k out,” Paul said.

White finally addressed his smack talk and threats.

“It actually makes sense,” White admitted. “I’m 52 years old. I’m in the age bracket of guys he fights, so yeah, I could see him wanting to fight me. It’s all he fights are 50-year-olds.”

White clarified that the threat doesn’t bother him and he doesn’t take threats seriously. He suggested that Jake Paul should “get in line” as plenty of people want to assault him. He realizes that it is part of the sport and that they are “not in the nice guy business.” At the end of the day, he said that it is “just part of the game, it’s all good.”