Tyron Woodley’s long-time coach Din Thomas broke his silence after his student suffered one of his toughest defeats yet, at the hands of Jake Paul.
Last Saturday saw the unfortunate continuous downhill spiral that former UFC Tyron Woodley has found himself in. Tyron Woodley hoped to avenge his loss to Jake Paul in the rematch between the ropes. However, he was on the wrong side of a viral KO. Last Saturday night, Jake Paul went (2-0) over the former UFC welterweight king.
Jake Paul landed a ferocious right hand in the sixth round that turned Woodley’s lights out, forcing him to faceplant the canvas. Coach Din Thomas revealed that Tyron Woodley wasn’t even aware he got knocked out.
Din Thomas on Tyron Woodley Loss
“I think he went through a series of different emotions. I remember standing inside the ring as soon as it happened and he was like ‘no, no, when do I go back out?’ He didn’t even know, right when it happened, he thought it was in between rounds and I’m sure he was probably wondering why everybody was standing inside the ring. He didn’t even know at that moment,” Thomas said about Tyron Woodley on Sirius XM. “When I got out of the ring, I really just sat there, just in disbelief. That is really what the beginning was disbelief, you couldn’t believe that just happened.
“Then when we got to the back everyone on the team was disappointed like I can’t just believe that happened. Even him he was going back-and-forth,” Thomas continued about Woodley. “The guy that runs High Rollerz, well he was in the back and he brought his daughter who was probably four-years-old and when Tyron saw her he was like ‘hey, I’m okay, don’t worry.’ She really brought the life back into him and from him seeing this little girl you saw his whole demeanor change from being disappointed to this is what it is and I have to accept it.”
Following the knockout for Jake Paul, the world of combat sports quickly pounced and insisted the knockout was rigged, and Woodley was paid off before the bout even took place. Din Thomas promptly shut down those claims revealing that Woodley wanted this fight back severely.
“Listen, that whole theory, it makes me laugh. Being in his camp I know how serious it was, it was serious,” Thomas said about Woodley. “Tyron really wanted this win back, he really wanted this fight. It was a serious thing. If it was a dive I wish they told me because I would’ve just shown up the night of and partying. But, that wasn’t the case it was a real, legit fight.”
A tough outing to take for Tyron Woodley again, who now stands at (0-2) as a boxer. The former champion has informed fans that he’s not done yet, and we shall see “The Chosen One” compete again in 2022.
What do you make of the downfall of Tyron Woodley, and do you believe he should call it a day?
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