Jake Paul will certainly battle previous UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley in an upcoming Outset pay-per-view boxing match, yet it was an additional previous Mixed Martial Arts champ that had initial dibs on dealing with the YouTuber-turned-KO musician.
Previous UFC middleweight champ and also Hall of Popularity boxer Michael Bisbing confessed that he handed down the possibility to eliminate Paul soon after Woodley appeared as Paul’s challenger.
“I’m happy for him,” Bisping stated Sunday on his podcast “Believe You Me.”
“I don’t know what [Woodley is] going to get paid, but I’ll tell you right now. I was offered $500,000 to fight Jake Paul, so I would assume it’s probably more since the fight’s happening. So good for him. He might go out there and might be getting $1 million, and I couldn’t be happier for Tyron, because he really deserves it.”
Currently an analyst for the UFC, the 42-year-old previous middleweight titleholder Bisping (30-9) has actually continued to be retired considering that 2017.
Paul (3-0, 3 KOs) is coming off an excellent KO win in April over previous ONE champ Ben Askren.
Woodley (19-7) gets on the heels of a four-fight losing touch and also hasn’t racked up a win considering that 2018.
Bisping thinks his fellow Mixed Martial Arts boxer with a wrestling-heavy history has a possibility to defeat Paul.
“This is a more interesting matchup [than the Askren fight], because before, everybody knew,” statedBisping “Everybody didn’t know. Everybody f—— kissed Ben Askren’s a– and said he was going to wipe the floor. There was one person that was smart enough, and I’m sorry to say, it was me. I knew it was going to happen. But Tyron Woodley, I still think … he could put on a fight.”
” From what we have actually seen from Jake Paul, the person might box a little. This isn’t mosting likely to be a very easy defend Tyron, and also definitely will not be a very easy defendJake Paul I’ll inform you now. Tyron is mosting likely to install a dramatically much better battle than Ben Askren did. That’s a truth.
“Fair play to Jake Paul as well. You can’t blame the f—– guy. He’s being an entrepreneur. He’s taking his fan base and parlaying it into a way of making money in the boxing world because he’s got a passion for combat sports. He’s taking on a real fight. Tyon Woodley is a proper fighter. It’s not a walk in the park.”
Manouk Akopyan is a sporting activities reporter, author and also program press reporter. He’s additionally a participant of the Boxing Writers Organization of America and also Mixed Martial Arts Reporters Organization. He can be gotten to on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and also YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan, using e-mail at manouk[dot] akopyan[at] gmail.com or on www.ManoukAkopyan.com