Tyron Woodley was so horrified immediately after his fight with Jake Paul that he didn’t know he had been kicked out.
The former UFC welterweight champion suffered a KO defeat in the sixth round of YouTuber-turned-boxer in his Tampa clash last month.
Woodley faced the canvas after cracking it with a big overhand right, a moment he couldn’t immediately recall according to his coach, Din Thomas.
during an appearance on Sirius XM Radio, Thomas said of the fight: “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?’
“He didn’t even know, right when it happened, he thought it was the middle of the round and I’m sure he was probably wondering why everyone was standing inside the ring.
“He didn’t even know at the time.”
Thomas, like many others, was taken aback by the viral stoppage of Paul’s The Chosen One.
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He continued: “When I got out of the ring, I was actually just sitting there, just in disbelief.
“That was really the beginning, disbelief, you can’t believe that just happened.
“Then when we came back everyone in the team was disappointed like I couldn’t believe it had happened.
“Him too, he was going back and forth.
“The guy who drives the High Rollers, right he was in the back and he brought his daughter who was probably four years old and when Tyrone saw him he was like, ‘Hey, I’m fine, don’t worry.’
“She really brought her life back and looking at this little girl you saw her whole demeanor changed from being frustrated and I have to admit it.”
Woodley, who has now lost his last six matches, could not for some time regret the cost of dropping his left arm.
He said: “I told you guys I was in shape, I told you guys I was ready to fight, and I told you guys I was in better shape than that.
“So, I did that tonight and went back and looked at it and thought, ‘Why the f**k I dropped my hand?’
“I was ready, I had both hands up and I was hoping for an overhand.
“I knew he was going to delay the punch. But even if he delayed it, I was up for it.
“Even if he didn’t delay, I don’t know why I dropped my guard. In this game, there’s only one mistake, just one mistake, I blocked many of his shots.”
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