Fired-up Tyron Woodley makes vow for Sunday: ‘You’re going to see Jake Paul get damage in a method you’d by no means think about’

The countdown is formally on till Tyron Woodley’s boxing debut Sunday towards Jake Paul, and it’s protected to say Woodley is happy to lastly get his arms on his polarizing foe.

“I’m simply glad to be part of it, however I’m not solely right here to take part,” a fired-up Woodley stated Monday on The MMA Hour. “I’m right here to f*cking take over. And also you’re going to see Jake Paul get damage in a method you’d by no means think about. He might not wish to do that once more after this.”

Woodley, 39, is about to face the undefeated Paul reside on pay-per-view in an eight-round, 190-pound boxing match on the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

A former UFC welterweight champion, Woodley is the most recent MMA fighter to be handpicked to field the 24-year-old YouTube star following Paul’s first-round knockout of Woodley’s teammate, Ben Askren, in April. The occasion is predicted to be one of many largest paydays of Woodley’s profession, and Woodley stated Monday that he’s able to go. He famous that he’s feeling sharper and extra mentally ready than he’s felt in years.

The dearth of a weight minimize has actually helped issues in that regard — Woodley minimize all the way down to 170 kilos all through his UFC run. However the truth that Woodley has additionally seen Paul make what he’s deemed to be rookie errors all through the bout’s lead-up by spreading himself too skinny within the media has solely bolstered that confidence even additional.

“I simply can’t wait to play the spoiler,” Woodley stated. “I keep in mind this once I was combating Rory MacDonald [at UFC 174]. I used to be combating Rory MacDonald in Vancouver, it was his hometown, and I used to be doing the entire Embeddeds, the entire movies, the entire promos. I had all these loopy sponsors, and I spent a lot time and vitality operating round [doing all of it]. He wouldn’t do any interviews, he wouldn’t let anyone into his lodge room. He was locked in and he was centered. And even when the information got here that truly this combat isn’t the No. 1 contendership combat anymore, he nonetheless remained centered.

“That jogs my memory of the youthful model of Tyron Woodley — what Jake Paul is doing. The entire down-the-road different fighters, the entire establishing the Furys to combat on this card, and ‘if then, if what’s about this,’ and doing the entire extra media and the entire extra bullsh*t. I’m simply going to take a seat there and smile as a result of I did it as soon as. However I wisened up now as an OG, to know that I’m representing MMA, however I’m representing the OGs for actual. Not the older guys, however the actual individuals who actually stand for one thing, that basically have been across the block a pair occasions and so they’ve obtained battle wounds to show it.

“That’s what I stand for,” Woodley continued. “And anyone who actually f*cks with that’s going to like this efficiency. They’re going to like these arms going upside his head. And I didn’t purchase into the bullsh*t. I didn’t purchase into the Disney stuff. I didn’t purchase into the drama or taking up further strain that he did. He’s obtained a lot strain on him. And I’ll look to go on the market and make an instance and make an announcement.”

Showing on Monday’s present, Woodley spoke with all of the air of an athlete who knew a secret the remainder of the game didn’t. He hinted at some potential gamesmanship that will have been at play with the kernels of knowledge he’s launched forward of his Aug. 29 date with Paul, and alluded to the concept Paul might have been misled about sure facets of Woodley’s camp and preparation in an effort to not scare Paul away.

“I’m sensible too. He’s not the one sensible one,” Woodley stated. “Whenever you see [my video blog] ‘Champ Camp’ drop Saturday, when it’s too late after the weigh-ins, you’re going to see what I’ve actually been doing. What you guys have seeing has been sprinkles, it’s been salt baes. Whenever you see the destruction and the f*cking coaching and the mentality and the teaching and the operating each single day, all completely different terrains, hills, speeds, changes, altitudes, it’s going to be too late for him to again out of this combat. And that’s why to start with I stated I wished a ‘no bitch out’ clause. As a result of I knew if he noticed how onerous I actually punch, and the way nice my thoughts actually is for this sport — any fight sport — my IQ and simply the coaches, [that he might back out].

“I let him assume I used to be bouncing round,” Woodley continued. “I simply walked my daughter to high school for her first day of first grade. I haven’t seen them in three months. I’ve been in Miami the entire time. I let him assume I used to be in LA, Vegas, however [my team] had been with me. They educated me in Miami. So I used to be tremendous centered, tremendous locked in, and now cat’s out of the hat and this child’s going to get his cap knocked off. And because the younger youngsters say, no cap.”

Woodley admitted that he was initially nervous that Paul might stumble into some second ideas after realizing what he signed up for and drop out because the date drew nearer.

However now? That point has lengthy since handed.

“It’s too late. He’s going to be the largest b*tch within the trade of feminine canine if he backs out of this combat now,” Woodley stated. “So now I can discuss for actual. Now I can say what we actually had been doing. Now I can present you guys. Come Saturday, should you guys should not subscribed to me on YouTube, subscribe. Saturday, I’m breaking the web.

“I promise you, it’s going to be web breaking. This whole camp has been a film.

“If he tried to drag a COVID-19 [and pull out now], I’m coming to his lodge and I’m sticking a Q-tip in his nostril and I’m going to do it for seven assessments,” Woodley added. “I wish to see some x-rays. I wish to see some ultrasound. I need the physician to provide the [positive test] to me personally. As a result of he doesn’t actually perceive that the drive I punch with and the knowledge of me touchdown and me seeing it earlier than it occurs. It’s not one thing {that a} sparring companion in Puerto Rico can show and mimic and perpetrate.”

Not like Askren, Woodley was often called a puncher with ferocious knockout energy throughout his time within the UFC. He notched seven knockouts throughout his MMA profession, together with the first-round stoppage of Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 that earned Woodley the welterweight title.

When requested for a prediction, Woodley vowed to knock out Paul in thunderous style. He stated he plans to make use of the persistence and ringcraft that carried him via his three-year title reign, but additionally that he’ll be centered on separating Paul from consciousness with each punch he throws from the opening bell.

And he hasn’t forgotten the guess Paul proposed to him both. At a pre-fight press convention again in July, Paul and Woodley agreed that the loser of their bout would get a tattoo on their physique proclaiming their affection for the winner. Woodley is keen to grant Paul an out to keep away from the embarrassing ink, however the YouTuber will nonetheless must pay up in one other method.

“I’ll let him negotiate it,” Woodley stated. “If he doesn’t wish to get the tattoo, he’ll must pay me a pleasant bag as a result of it was his guess. So we are able to cease it for a bag. Both you get the tattoo, otherwise you surrender some money and donate it to my charity.”

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