Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has challenged YouTube star Jake Paul to a match.
Woodley was recently involved in a backstage altercation with Jake Paul and his team. Paul and professional boxer J’Leon Love, who was part of the YouTuber’s team, took multiple jibes at Woodley during the confrontation.
This incident took place backstage at the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Thriller Fight Club event on April 17, 2021. Woodley was trying his best to not escalate the situation. However, in the coming days, he challenged Jake Paul to a fight on multiple occasions.
Woodley has now taken to Instagram to publicly call out Paul for a challenge.
“Leaving the Muhammad Ali gym in Miami, Florida. Since people don’t reply on Twitter and Instagram no more, I figured I’d slide out to Miami,” he said.
“Jake Paul, you’ve been talking mad sh**, dog – MMA fighters don’t want to fight you. You can’t find nobody to fight like you’re the big f**king bad wolf. You talked all that sh**. It was my dog’s moment. It was Ben’s moment.
“I won’t come to steal his shine like you try to do to your brother. So, you and your squad, everybody had a lot to say. Now it’s time to fight. You’re real quiet. You’re calling out everybody but me; everybody!
“You want to fight motherf***ers that ain’t even busted a grape in their whole f**king life. So, at the end of the day, I want real smoke. And I’m a real puncher. I’m a real champion. So, if you wanna fight, fight me.”
It was almost as if his anger knew no bounds.
“Don’t go asking around to fight the f**king easiest fight for the most money. I see what your games are. Now you’re exposed. I’m telling you – I’m available. I’m free. I’m able; to f**king sign the dotted line and get this sh** cracking,” he said.
“So, if you wanna fight, let’s get it on. If you want to keep bumping your gums and playing the f**king Disney channel sh**, then that’s on you. But don’t walk around like MMA fighters don’t want to fight you ‘cause this one right here will. Let’s go,” he said.
The former UFC welterweight champion was released from the promotion. As of now, Paul is yet to respond to Woodley’s challenge.