Jake Paul fought against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley on August 29th. This was Woodley’s first boxing match – and a third for Paul. Paul ultimately won via a split decision.
Many were skeptical when Woodley failed to finish Paul.
The moment Tyron Woodley staggered Jake Paul with a big right in round four… pic.twitter.com/BOtk1r3Knu
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) August 30, 2021
Jake Paul on the ropes nearly dead. Woodley: pic.twitter.com/Q0tlqPQyrq
— Hoe Rogan (@OliverMillingt2) August 30, 2021
Meanwhile Dillon Danis returned to the public eye after his arrest and made some very interesting claims regarding the boxing match.
“Tyron Woodley, from what I heard, had it in the contract that he was not allowed to knock out Jake Paul,” Danis said on The MMA Hour on YouTube.
“I swear on anything, that’s why when Jake Paul was against the ropes, Tyron Woodley didn’t hit him.
“I’m telling you right now. It was in his contract, where it said you’re not allowed to knock him out.”
Another infamous fighter that believes there was something iffy about match is Overeem. Overeem feels that the brothers are just not ready to take on legitimate challenges:
“He [Logan Paul] doesn’t want any,” Overeem said during a recent interview with former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman.
“He’s doing good, he’s going to do good business but of course, he is picking and choosing his guys right? Small, wrestler guys that don’t really [have boxing backgrounds].”
And when it was put to him that Paul got in the ring with 49-0 boxing legend Mayweather, Overeem replied: “He’s small, he’s like a 155 or something.”
“So that’s all orchestrated and it’s good for them, right?” Overeem continued.
“Good for them but they would never, if it becomes threatening or dangerous, they’d never do it. They would never come into MMA.
But Danis actually took it a bit further and clarified his comments in another appearance.
Danis: So basically, that is true and Tyron Woodley – that’s why he has the same thing but he had to sign an NDA (non disclosure agreement) not to say anything about that. It was like a double rule, you know.
Interviewer: Um so yeah he was saying like the whole fight was just basically rigged?
Danis: No it so the fight was not rigged – it was like they could box but he’s not allowed to like knock him out. So no so that once when he was against the ropes he kind of stood there – Tyron Woodley signed the nda to not say anything about that.
Jake Paul recently responded to these accusation and addressed Danis’ claims.
Look, it’s a bunch of losers trying to make s*** up to get in the headlines.
“And to get reporters like yourself to ask about that exact question and put their name into the mix so they can get a little bit of clout. Having a ‘no knockout clause’ in a contract – I’ve never heard of that. It’s highly illegal, I would be in jail. That’s like rigging a fight. I would be in prison if that was a real thing. It’s all nonsense, it’s all bulls*** and they got exactly what they wanted out of it, which was for people to mention their name.”
While Paul did everything he could to deny the existence of this particular clause he did admit to inserting one strange clause into a contract for his next fight.
“The contract has been bizarre. If I was going to go through what they’ve put in the contract, we’d be here all day,” John Fury said, via an interview with BT Sport. “I’ve said yes to everything; yes, yes, yes, yes, do what you’ve got to do because I know Jake Paul can’t beat Tommy no matter what he does.”
Since Tyson Fury says if Tommy loses to me he will make him change his last name..
So then @tommytntfury if you beat me I will pay you an extra $500k.
However, if I beat you then you have to change your name to Tommy Fumbles for 1 year.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 7, 2021
For his next fight, Jake will be fighting Tommy Fury, Tyson Fury’s half-brother, on December 18th, 2021.