Will former UFC champ Tyron Woodley shut down the Jake Paul hype train?
It appears that Jake Paul is getting his wish as he agrees to do battle with former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. This unlike the fights previous will provide a far more interesting storyline than any of Paul’s prior engagements.
It’s no secret that people find Jake Paul pretty detestable. After all the YouTube star is essentially a professional troll. But despite that description, he’s gone above and beyond the role of a usual troll and has decided to take his trash talk from the virtual world and into the boxing ring. He’s convinced former UFC fighter Ben Askren to do battle and it appears lightning is striking twice. This time around Paul will face off against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
The Fight Is On!
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This match will certainly be different than Paul’s bout with Askren. Unlike his teammate Askren, Tyron Woodley was known for knocking people into another dimension. The raw power in his hands is truly something to behold. He has faced some of the best strikers in the world and hurt them with his punches. Though he’ll be wearing boxing gloves and not the smaller four ounce gloves he’s more accustomed to, Woodley will still possess that incredible knockout power.
Too Much For The Social Media Star?
So has Jake Paul finally bit off more than he can chew? The jury is still out on that one. After all, Paul is calling out fighters who have either no great striking experience or who are at the end of their careers in a different combat sport. That said, Tyron Woodley isn’t the kind of fighter you can just handle with minimal striking experience. Woodley not only has power, but patience and intelligence that has seen him overcome the likes of kickboxing and Muay Thai champions. Woodley will treat this bout seriously and give Paul all he can handle and more.
Honestly, while he may be a troll, Jake Paul does possess skill. He may even have more skill than his older brother Logan Paul who is set to face Floyd Mayweather in just a couple of weeks. That said, Tyron Woodley is a whole other beast, one that he’s never faced before. Paul may have just hit off more than he can chew.
So what do you make of the bout between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley?
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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.