CLEVELAND – Jake Paul isn’t a fan of the chaos the ensued following Thursday’s press convention with Tyron Woodley, however he wouldn’t take it again.
On the conclusion of the press convention festivities, Paul and Woodley had a faceoff prematurely of Sunday’s boxing match at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, which airs on Showtime pay-per-view. It was largely informal, till certainly one of Paul’s crew members began getting right into a verbal alternate with Woodley’s mom.
The state of affairs escalated from there, with crew and members of the family on each side getting concerned in a heated scuffle. Cooler head finally prevailed, and nothing too critical got here out of it.
“After all (I didn’t need it to occur),” Paul informed MMA Junkie after the incident. “That is Ladies’s Equality Day. If it was actually the rest, I’m simply sitting there speaking about how a lot I like my mother, how a lot I like my girlfriend, and naturally, there must be an altercation involving females. It sucks. Simply all the pieces about it simply seems messy. We’re attempting to have an expert occasion right here, and now issues are extra private. Most likely going to wish extra safety in any respect these locations. Issues simply aren’t cordial anymore. Tensions will certainly be greater going into this battle.”
Paul mentioned the state of affairs got here as notably stunning, as a result of behind the scenes the supporting casts of each fighters have been civil. Woodley’s mom was seated subsequent to Paul’s mom, the truth is, in the beginning began to unravel.
“It’s actually bizarre,” Paul mentioned. “They’ve been buddies since they first met in Miami on the first faceoff ever. My mother and Tyron’s mother, they’ve sat collectively and talked. It simply appears bizarre. How did this occur? Everybody obtained concerned and shit speak and accusation and all the pieces going backwards and forwards. It’s simply messy.”
Though Paul wasn’t tremendous proud of all the pieces, he mentioned it brings extra depth to the battle. Feelings are ramped up even greater than they already had been, and regardless of Woodley being the extra heated athlete within the second, Paul mentioned the battle is now “extra private” for him, as effectively.
“I believe it’s extra private for me too,” Paul mentioned. “Simply seeing his crew act the best way they did. He most likely is sitting there saying the identical factor. He needs to get all gangster. However they had been additionally being tremendous disrespectful. My crew is being skilled. Have been they within the mistaken? Yeah. However they’re by no means simply going to return out of pocket and simply act up like that. There needed to have been one thing that constructed up, then it explodes. Every part is extra private, and I’ll make him and his crew pay for that.”
So far as the state of affairs as an entire, Paul wouldn’t change the previous, he mentioned. He’s not going to instruct or encourage the crew member who began the entire thing to apologize – as Woodley requested – and he’s simply prepared to maneuver ahead to battle now.
“Hell no – we’re not sorry,” Paul mentioned. “We’re not sorry in any respect. Ought to we not have completed it? Perhaps. However we’re not sorry.”
Watch the total interview with Paul within the video above, and watch the altercation after the press convention under.