Jake Paul has called out just about everybody in the UFC except for Tyron Woodley.
Woodley has insinuated that Paul has been ducking him ever since the Ben Askren fight and that the YouTube star is cherry picking easy opponents.
“Jake Paul is - well I guess we kind of recognize he came from Disney - but we’re expecting him to be like this f***ing macho macho man he’s playing but he’s calling out everybody but me,” Woodley told TMZ Sports in a recent interview (h/t Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting). “I’m the one with real smoke with you. At the end of the day, that was Ben’s fight and I never want to take away the moment from Ben. That was his opportunity so everybody backstage is trying to get love and trying to get their name - almost the same way Jake took the shine away from Logan. They’re just Culture Vultures. He would vulch the juice from his own damn flesh and blood. His cornerman trying to take the juice from him. His whole crew moves goofy. My dogs don’t move like that.”
“I was in the gym today in Miami training, looking around for Jake Paul, I ain’t seen him nowhere. He ain’t asked to fight me one time. He want to fight Dillon Danis who couldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight or Tyson Fury’s cousin but he don’t want to fight a real puncher. He wants to walk around and vulch from the culture and suck it dry and walk around and take shots with rappers and think you’re a big shot fighter. Nah, come and get this smoke for real.”
Woodley, who is now a free agent, has grown tired of Paul’s trash talk and insists that the 24-year-old needs to be taught a lesson in respect.
“I just think that some people need to be taught a lesson,” Woodley said. “At the end of the day, you can’t just sit here and think that real motherf***ers that put their time in this - yeah if you want to get in here and get a couple fights and make some money because you’ve got so many subscribers and you did something dope in another lane, I’m all for that. But when it comes down to you’re gonna parade around and act like you’re a straight, ‘Oh I’m a boxer, everybody’s scared of me, I’m this, I’m that’ and then you’re talking s*** about my dog, now we got to go.”
Woodley is on a four-fight losing streak and was removed from the UFC welterweight rankings following his submission loss to Vicente Luque at UFC 260. The former UFC welterweight champion appears to be testing the waters of free agency, although it’s unlikely he’ll ever get the chance to fight Paul.