Jake Paul vs. UFC fighter on Showtime

By TMZ.com

It’s official — Jake Paul’s next boxing opponent is ex-UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley!! Both sides have signed contracts to clash on August 28 on Showtime Championship Boxing — and Jake is already talking all sorts of trash!

“I have a list of people I plan on knocking out and as I enter my fourth pro fight,” Paul said … “I am excited to cross the first one off the list by challenging myself against Tyron Woodley, a 5 time UFC Champion known for his knockout power.”

24-year-old Paul is 3-0 as a pro, with victories over Nate Robinson and UFC fighter Ben Askren.

39-year-old Woodley won the UFC welterweight championship in 2016 with a ferocious knockout of legendary striker Robbie Lawler. He has victories over stars like Carlos Condit, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Darren Till.

But, Woodley is currently on a 4-fight losing streak — after falling to stars like Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns and Colby Covington.

Jake insists he isn’t afraid of Woodley — saying, “Tyron ran his mouth a little too much in the locker room when I knocked out his best friend Ben and earned himself a top spot on the Problem Child death list.

“Tyron’s a seasoned striker who has fought the best MMA fighters in the world but will be dropped by a Disney teen star in 2 rounds.

“Maybe this time Dana White will actually be a man of his word and put his money on his former champion instead of trying to undermine my success like a jealous ex. Influencer vs MMA….let’s get it on. It’s Showtime.”

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  • Jake Paul, you are not fooling anyone fighting poorly trained UFC wash-ups.

    Truth be told. Jake would not hold a candle to a 12-year-old amateur. Jake is a punk.

  • Jake Paul having his 15 minutes of fame in life acting/thinking like he is a threat in the world of full-contact fighting. Boy, someone needs to get him in counseling. Why? There must be an underlying psychological disease that is ramping up his delusions of grandeur in his fairy tale stories. I also blame some of the networks and managers for enabling this garbage for bringing this circus to town.

    • The underlying psychological disease is called “anything for money and attention”.
      Theres an old saying, “if it makes dollars it makes sense.”
      Jake Paul and these fights makes more sense than most people think.
      Oh, and 1 more… “You cant knock the hustle”

  • But people are paying to see Jake Paul fight tho. Obviously he’s doing something right. I wouldn’t buy the fight but the kid is making a ton of money…

    • Agree 100% Arturo. The path he’s taking is far more lucrative than fighting tomato can boxers that nobody has heard of. Far more of a curiosity factory seeing Jake against Nate Robinson, Ben Askren, and, to a lesser extent, AnEsonGib. Doesn’t matter if they had previous boxing experience or not….they are known commodities who people want to see fight. Woodley is other figure the sports world is familiar with. People will tune into this. Paul had no amateur career that I’m aware of, but how many pro boxers can you name who have made more bank in their first three fights than Jake Paul? You can thank smart match making for that. I’m not buying any of Paul’s fights either, but I don’t have a problem with what he’s doing.

  • hope woodley makes some good money.
    cant wait to see which completely finished ufc fighter will be next… lol

  • Or he could fight somebody who actually has experience in boxing.
    He wants to talk himself up, he should be able to prove himself against an ACTUAL boxer.

  • I can’t believe Woodley is about to get knocked out against a Youtuber. Damn it’s going to be a sad day for Woodley.

  • Woodley is blm loving sjw chump that got cut from the Ufc and will deservingly get Ko’d by Paul. Gonna be hilarious.

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