YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul fired back at UFC president Dana White after brutally knocking out former UFC champ Tyron Woodley in boxing.
Paul laid waste to Woodley during their boxing rematch, which took place on Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. After five rounds of little-to-no-action from the two combatants, Paul unloaded an absolutely vicious right hand in the sixth round that KOed Woodley cold. “The Chosen One” took the big shot right behind the ear and he collapsed to the mat, faceplanting into it on his way down. While Woodey has been knocked out before by Nate Marquardt, the way Paul finished him was extra brutal.
Speaking to the media following his win over Woodley, Paul was asked if he had a message to send to White, the UFC president who has been ultra-critical of Paul. “The Problem Child” then laid into White, suggesting he match him up against Kamaru Usman, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, or Conor McGregor.
“I just knocked out a five-time UFC champion and embarrassed your whole company,” Paul said (via MMAjunkie.com). “And please, please let me get Kamaru Usman, please let me get Diaz, please let me get Masvidal, please let me get McGregor. Because I’m gonna embarrass them, too. I promise you that, Dana. I promise you that.”
All of the fighters mentioned above are currently under UFC contract, but Diaz has only one fight left on his current UFC deal and he has made it clear he intends on going into free agency once he is allowed to test the free-agent waters. Although names like Usman, Masvidal, and McGregor might have seemed like pipe-dream fights for Paul at one point, they have become very realistic after this Woodley KO. That is if White is willing to do another cross-promotion fight, like when McGregor fought Floyd Mayweather.
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