Tyron Woodley arrived at his post-fight press convention on a video call to his family, assuring them that he stays constructive and in good well being regardless of falling to a gorgeous knockout defeat to Jake Paul.
The former UFC champion was decisively stopped by a flush overhand proper within the sixth spherical of their eagerly-anticipated rematch, having misplaced through unanimous resolution within the pair’s first outing in August.
The 39-year-old took the combat on simply two weeks’ discover after Paul’s preliminary opponent, Tommy Fury, was pressured to withdraw because of a damaged rib and a chest an infection, but it was Paul who emerged victorious as he moved to 5-0 as a skilled.
Tyron Woodley took a call from his concerned family earlier than talking at his post-fight presser
The 39-year-old was knocked out emphatically by Jake Paul, who moved to 5-0 with the win
Woodley was checked over within the ring after being knocked out chilly but he recovered rapidly and saluted the Tampa crowd as he departed the ring, as Paul continued to have fun his most emphatic win but.
Arriving to fulfil his post-fight duties, Woodley opted to share an intimate second as he spoke to his family, with the call on speaker and his telephone held near the microphone in entrance of him.
‘Hey dude, love you, I’m good,’ he stated, talking to his son. ‘Don’t need you to fret about me, many individuals have gotten knocked out by me.’
‘I promise you I’m OK,’ he continued. ‘What did I inform you? I’m good. Alright, I like you.’
Upon the media questions commencing, Woodley defined his resolution to share the second.
‘Normally I might have did that non-public,’ he stated. ‘But I felt like after these two rolls with Jake, the manufacturing, the media, we’re type of family as nicely.
Woodley was checked over after being knocked out chilly by a completely timed proper hand blow
‘You guys acquired to know a lot about me. In the UFC you did not get the prospect to know me, to know what I combat for. That’s what I combat for, for my youngsters and my family.’
Woodley admitted he misplaced the opening three rounds of the primary combat through the build-up to the occasion, although insisting he was the deserved victor total.
‘The Chosen One’ appeared to begin quick as he threw the primary punch of be aware through the opening spherical, albeit lacking, but it was Paul who largely took centre-ring and arguably took the opening two rounds.
By spherical six it was throughout, as Paul linked with a picture-perfect shot, which despatched the veteran fight athlete crashing to the canvas. Woodley opened up on the shot, insisting one mistake is all it takes.
He stated: ‘I went again and I checked out it, and I assumed: “Why the f**okay did I drop my palms?”
‘I had each palms up, I knew it was coming. I used to be prepared to dam the overhand. I do not know if he delayed it. Even if he did not, I do not know why I dropped my palms. In this sport, it solely takes one mistake.’
Paul overcame real adversity as he suffered a ugly reduce following a conflict of heads
In claiming his fifth victory in as many outings, Paul answered a lot of critics as soon as extra, having overcome a nasty reduce following an unintended conflict of heads to take the victory.
Woodley now believes Paul deserves respect among the many boxing group after his newest accomplishment.
‘At some level you are going to have to begin placing a little respect on Jake’s title,’ he stated. ‘I by no means disrespected him as a energy puncher. That’s one thing we all the time knew. That’s why my defence was tight.
‘Had he dropped his palms on me, the identical s**t would have occurred. I can not cry over spilled milk.’
Despite falling to a second successive defeat to ‘The Problem Child’, Woodley admits he wants to run it again once more.
‘I might like to combat him once more,’ he stated. ‘The first time I felt it was very, very shut. He’s acquired to determine what he wants to do – if he wants to run it again, I’m all the time down.
‘Me and him may combat 10 occasions. This is a actual life Rocky film.’
Woodley believes Paul now deserves respect from the boxing group after his newest win