Did Jake Paul bite off more than he can chew?
The social media star has enjoyed a short but successful boxing career by knocking around aging opponents like former NBA star Nate Robinson and broken down wrestler Ben Askren, but may have his hands full against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
Which may explain why Paul is so afraid of “The Scary One.”
“He was scared both times,” Woodley told Submission Radio about his press conference face offs (see them here). “And he’s used to watching me. He’s raised on rap music. People rap about what I lived. That’s the big difference. He’s wearing a necklaces and the chains and he’s a byproduct of what people are talking about. I lived that life, I lived in those environments.”
And he’s got the awful rap videos (like this one) to prove it.
“He’s doing what he’s seen Conor (McGregor) do,” Woodley continued. “He’s doing what he’s seen us do. He was a fan of mine. He probably played me as a character on the UFC video game, cause I was one of the best characters. I mean, he’s doing what he’s supposed to do, and you gotta take your hat off to him at some point.”
Bruce Buffer does not concur.
“I plan on knocking him out,” Woodley said. “Not because it just sounds good, because I feel like if I come forward and I hit him with punches and I hit him with pressure and I stay in his face and I make him miss and I make him pay and I make it ugly for him, I just think he can’t take it. He’s never experienced it. He’s never been beyond two rounds with anybody. So how can I expect him to outlast me?”
Woodley and Paul will settle their score via Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) on Sun., Aug. 29, 2021 from inside Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. The winner takes home bragging rights while the loser gets stamped with the eternal shame of losing.