Former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley has sarcastically claimed that he ‘dived’ into his rematch with Jake Paul.
Chosen was on the receiving end of a viral KO in the sixth round of his second clash with the YouTuber, which some observers thought had been settled.
Woodley, 39, has seen claims he was paid to ‘dive in’ and has jokingly agreed with his detractors.
During an appearance on The MMA Hour, he joked: “Yeah, I took a motherf*** to dive in.
“But it wasn’t on purpose, that mama***er hit me with some bullshit.”
Woodley became the subject of many jokes after losing the first clean KO of his fighting playing career, with some of his fellow MMA fighters also firing shots.
But Missouri Mauler insists that Paul will be better than many of them.
She said: “A lot of people are saying, ‘Oh, you lost to him again. You’re out.’
“That would literally f**ka a lot of y’all up.
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“MMA fighters and other guys who are just kicking gums. He’s an athletic kid who has no job beyond that.
“He doesn’t have any kids, he doesn’t have a business he’s running.
“He can have the best coach, the best coach, the best nutrition, the most attention — he can set himself apart.
“He doesn’t have the financial burden. Most MMA fighters, when we first start out, we don’t have the money. We do what we can.
“Any training we get can help us see a future in this.”
Woodley has already made peace with his stunning loss to the former Disney star, but he still can’t help moaning after he dropped his left arm in verse sixth.
He asked: “Why, man? Why did I drop my hand that time.”
The former Strikeforce star later said: “If I hadn’t let go of that hand, I’d have continued fighting the way I was going, we would have been looking at something different.
“So all I need to know is, take the bitter with the sweet and keep it going.”
Woodley has vowed not to hang up his competitive gloves after the brutal defeat and is currently targeting a showdown with former UFC welterweight title challenger Dan Hardy.
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