Jake Paul has moved on from a rematch with Tyron Woodley after the previous UFC welterweight champ tied their tattoo wager to a brand new contract.
Paul on Monday appeared on The MMA Hour and mentioned he’s “carried out” with a second combat towards Woodley and is speaking with 4 separate events for his subsequent boxing match.
“Chalk it as much as the sport,” mentioned Paul, who outpointed Woodley by way of break up choice of their Showtime pay-per-view headliner this previous month. “The man wasn’t a person of his phrase, and he didn’t get the tattoo.
“Genuinely, from the underside of my coronary heart, if he would have the following day – and even the times after – gotten within the tattoo chair and posted that on Instagram, it could have gotten 10 million views. He would have been like, ‘Oh, that is hilarious, you need to do the rematch, you need to do the rematch, you need to do the rematch,’ after which I might have been like, ‘I type of need to do the rematch.’ However now, he’s like, ‘Nope, not till you signal the contract, I’ll get the tattoo.’
“That wasn’t even the wager within the first place. It was the loser will get a tattoo, so he’s simply not enjoying his playing cards good, and the hype has type of died down. For me, it’s on to the following one.”
Paul first made the wager as he squared off with Woodley within the ring for his or her first media day in assist of the occasion. Woodley didn’t hesitate, and Paul later employed a tattoo artist to ink the loser of the bout on Aug. 29 in Cleveland.
After the end result, each fighters took problem with the scoring for the bout, and Woodley demanded an instantaneous rematch. When Paul replied he would make the combat if Woodley acquired the tattoo, Woodley replied, “Wager.”
Seconds later, Woodley’s agent, Malki Kawa, may very well be heard saying “ship the contract.”
Paul hasn’t rewatched the whole combat, however he’s happy with what he has seen in highlights.
“I fought a great combat,” he mentioned. “I actually did, and I used to be doing quite a lot of good issues to remove his offense. I used to be in management the whole combat. Even watching it again, I might say I gained all eight rounds, even the one the place he, within the fourth spherical, clipped me with that one shot. It wasn’t even a tough shot. I used to be coming again with a verify hook and coming all the way in which backward, and I used to be already off-balance, and he hit me along with his ‘well-known knockout shot,’ and it stumbled me again within the ropes. Ten seconds later, I throw an overhand proper and wobble him, catch him by the ropes. So I believe the judges checked out that spherical and noticed me going into the ropes and gave it to him. However even in that spherical, I used to be extra environment friendly.”
Going into the combat, Paul mentioned he hyperextended his elbow and at one level thought of speaking to his staff about the potential of delaying the occasion. He rapidly thought twice and resolved to undergo with the bout no matter his damage. Provided that he was unable to spar or hit mitts on the week of the combat, he mentioned, he gave himself an total B- for his efficiency.
“My timing was a bit of bit bizarre, and within the third spherical, I re-hyperextended [my elbow] on a punch. It didn’t damage too dangerous, simply because my adrenaline was going like loopy. However all this stuff added up, the gang, the household, essentially the most quantity of media I’ve ever carried out, all of it provides up slowly.
“I discovered quite a bit, however I acquired the job carried out fairly simply. Didn’t take any harm besides moreover that one little hit, however that is boxing. I needed to check myself and have a tricky man, in order that’s the tip end result, and I’m proud of it.”