clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Denied! Jake Paul cancels senseless Tyron Woodley rematch, eyes ‘skilled’ Tommy Fury

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley boxing news Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley promised to rid the combat sports world of social media menace Jake Paul, and had eight rounds to get it done during last month’s boxing pay-per-view (PPV) in Cleveland.

He failed.

Paul captured a split-decision victory over “The Chosen One,” who is now the loser of five straight when you factor in the four consecutive losses that got him booted from UFC. And if you’re looking to invoke the rematch clause, don’t bother.

Woodley already broke the deal.

“I’m like, ‘Where’s the tattoo?’ Now he’s saying you have to sign the contract and then I’ll get the tattoo,” Paul told the Full Send podcast (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “The tattoo was a bet before this fight. It was the loser had to get the tattoo. So now he’s trying to change it to make it for the rematch. It doesn’t make sense [to fight him again]. If he would have gotten the tattoo now and that clip goes viral and everyone’s like ‘Jake do it,’ I’d be like, ‘I kind of have to do this.’ But he fucked up.”

A bet was made between Paul and Woodley prior to their cruiserweight showdown. The loser was required to get a tattoo of the winner and while “The Chosen One” kinda-sorta promised to make it happen, he first wanted to guaranteed rematch.

A disinterested Paul will instead move on to bigger and better things.

“I think Tommy Fury’s probably at the top of that list,” Paul continued. “He’s skilled. He’s undefeated. He’s [Tyson Fury’s brother] and he’s a real boxer. He has like four million followers on Instagram, good engagement. He has the fans from the relationship thing, like they fell in love on a show or some shit like that. I almost want to go into a fight where it’s like, ‘There’s no way he’s going to do this.’ I just want to continue to prove people wrong.”

He’s off to a great start at 4-0 with three knockouts.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania