Tyron Woodley suffered a devastating career decline after his three-year championship stint in the UFC. After losing his title to Kamaru Usman in 2019, the 39-year-old was heavily criticized for his string of lackluster performances.
Woodley believes the lack of support from fellow MMA fighters was apparent during the darkest phase of his career. Now that he is somehow back in the spotlight by exploring the boxing world, he doesn’t want to hear what MMA fighters have to say about him.
In an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Tyron Woodley was asked about Daniel Cormier, who recently (via a tweet) to not go through with the tattoo bet he made with Jake Paul.
“All these MMA people trying to tell me what to do. Where the hell were those MMA people when they jeered at me? When they disrespected me, didn’t give me the props, but everybody wanted to tell me what to do and how to do it And they all want to follow me now Now everyone in the boxing gym and fu****g shadow boxing and want to give advice I appreciate the love and support but think about it none of these people were on my side. Now should I care what you say? No.”
However, “The Chosen One” was quick to comment that he has no ill feelings toward Cormier.
Watch Tyron Woodley make the above statements in the video below (starting at 3:13:55):
Tyron Woodley Is Ready To Get Himself Tattooed To Fight Jake Paul In A Rematch
Immediately after losing his boxing debut, Tyron Woodley struck a deal with Jake Paul regarding their rematch. “The Problem Child” said he wouldn’t mind fighting Woodley a second time if he got himself signed and kept the bet they had agreed.
Woodley, without thinking twice, obliged, leaving the Paul brothers stunned.
However, Woodley said the tattooist, who should be taking the credit, was nowhere to be seen when the dust settled at the Rocket MortGage FieldHouse. The former UFC champion believes Paul is afraid to fight him in a rematch.
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