Jake Paul’s staff anticipated to catch Tyron Woodley when he was fats and greasy. As a substitute, “The Chosen One” was already in combating form, prepared to avoid wasting the day when Tommy Fury bailed on his “Drawback Little one” boxing match.
Which ought to have by no means been booked within the first place, in accordance with Woodley.
“I wish to allow you to guys know I’m enthusiastic about this combat,” the previous UFC champ instructed his Instagram followers (transcribed by MMA Junkie). “I additionally wish to allow you to guys know that one thing instructed me finish of September, starting of October, I instructed my boxing coach, ‘My spirit ain’t sitting proper. The combat that’s speculated to occur is me and Jake. This Tommy Fury combat doesn’t even make fucking sense. Like, who provides a fuck about that combat? No person does.’ This combat was unfinished enterprise. I really feel like I received the combat.”
After dropping a split-decision to Paul final summer season, Woodley started campaigning for a “Drawback Little one” rematch, even getting “I Love Jake Paul” tattooed on his hand to fulfill a pre-fight wager they made earlier than the bout.
Regardless of dropping the chance to Fury, Woodley’s instinct instructed him to maintain coaching.
“One factor I do know for positive, my spirit has by no means been fucking improper,” Woodley continued. “My instinct, my alignment, so once I obtained the decision, it was sort of humorous as a result of typically folks name you they usually suppose you out of practice. They suppose you fats, they usually suppose you greasy, they usually suppose you not prepared. I used to be prepared, and I’m so grateful.”
Anticipating Woodley to let his palms go is like anticipating Cain Velasquez to compete with out getting injured. “The Chosen One,” who turns 40 in April, has only one end during the last 5 years throughout a span of 9 fights (eight in MMA, one in boxing).
“I’m fucking in form, I’m able to fucking go,” Woodley stated. “I sparred 12 rounds the opposite day. I sparred seven rounds final night time across the identical time I’m gonna combat, midnight, 1am. I’m fucking excited, and I’m grateful, and I’m blessed. I’m blessed for the chance, and I promise you I didn’t even hesitate. That motherfucker can say a whole lot of shit. When you ask the folks, after they requested me, inside moments, ‘sure’ was the very first thing that got here out of my mouth. What the fuck you imply? Little doubt, no controversy, no bullshit, no shenanigans. He’s going to fucking sleep, I promise you that.”
We’ll discover out on Dec. 18 in Tampa.