Paul (5-0) faced the former UFC welterweight champion in a rematch of their bout from August. Paul won the first fight via split decision after going the full eight rounds. Things would end more decisively in the rematch.
Despite reports of a “knockout clause” that would allow Woodley to collect another half million dollars for finishing Paul, the rematch was not the slugfest that fans were anticipating. Through five rounds, both fighters spent a majority of the time clinching as the live crowd reigned down a chorus of boos. In the end, Paul gave them something to cheer about.
Sending A Message
In the sixth round, Paul landed a powerful right hand that caused Woodley to lose consciousness and face plant on the canvas. Following his decisive victory over the former UFC champion, Paul had a message for Dana White when speaking at the post-fight press conference.
“I just knocked out a five-time UFC champion and embarrassed your whole company,” said Paul. “Please let me get Kamaru Usman, please let me get (Nate) Diaz, please let me get (Jorge) Masvidal. Cause I’m going to embarrass them, too. I promise you, Dana.”
Jake Paul extends his records to 5-0 with Saturday night’s KO of Woodley. While four out of the five wins are via knockout, Paul has yet to face anyone with a single win in professional boxing.
Dana White snapped back at Paul after the undefeated YouTuber made comments about Claressa Shields, the self-proclaimed “GWOAT” of women’s professional boxing.
“So Jake Paul calls Claressa Shields a loser? Claressa is nothing, but a winner who actually fought real people in her weight class in her own age and then goes over to MMA and tries to win a world title. That’s not a loser, that’s a winner, okay?” said White.
“People Should Be Scared”
No matter your opinion of Jake Paul or the opponents he chooses, his star continues to rise with each fight.
“He’s a five-time UFC champ, and I flatlined him,” Paul said. “Ben Askren, not really a striker, Nate Robinson, basketball player. But the fact that I proved I have one-punch power on a legend of this sport, people are going to be scared. That’s why Masvidal and Diaz got up and out of their seats and left because they didn’t want me to jump out of the ring and start going at them. People should be scared. Everyone’s on high alert.”
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