Woah! Things got well and out of hand at today’s press conference for Sunday’s Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley boxing pay-per-view. The two principles, Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley, faced off to end their pre-fight press conference on Thursday.
Woodley, the former UFC welterweight champ, will make his professional boxing debut against Paul, who owes his fame to his massively popular YouTube following. Paul has already KO’d UFC veteran Ben Askren, NBA player Nate Robinson and fellow YouTuber Gib in his previous pro-boxing bouts.
Things got really wild shortly after the face off when members of the fighters’ respective entourages nearly went there.
Ariel Helwani got some footage:
Here’s the fracas between Team Paul and Team Woodley. This could have gone much worse. Thankfully not but it was pretty damn tense for a minute there pic.twitter.com/EnKXkI8abg— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 26, 2021
MMA Fighting had another angle:
CBS reporter Brian Campbell asked Woodley’s mom if anyone “put hands on her” and she replied “Well, is he dead?” Presumably the answer to both questions is no.
For his part, Tyron Woodley’s reaction was predictable.
Woodley was as fired up as I’ve ever seen him pic.twitter.com/BaV573ZFu0— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 26, 2021
Afterward Tyron Woodley followed up with some of the Team Paul peeps: