Tyron Woodley explains why he accepted offer to fight Jake Paul

Tyron Woodley has explained why he’s decided to accept an offer to fight Jake Paul later this summer.

Woodley, 39, is widely considered to be one of the most decorated UFC welterweights of all time. The former 170-pound champion beat some of the very best the division had to offer, including Robbie Lawler, Darren Till, Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson.

Now, after losing the belt and going on a four-fight losing streak in MMA, he’s ready to take up a whole new challenge against Jake Paul in the world of boxing.

‘Taking out the trash’

It comes just months after Ben Askren, his friend and long-time teammate, was knocked out by Paul in Atlanta.

In a brief statement to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Woodley revealed why he’s decided to accept a boxing match against Paul.

“Easiest fight of my career & biggest purse of my career all in one night. Basically, they brought me in to take out the trash. Can’t wait to shut this b*tch up. This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA/boxing community, to rid this guy of combat sports.” Woodley proclaimed.

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The rise and fall of Tyron Woodley in mixed martial arts has been well documented but for Jake Paul, he has yet to be knocked off of his perch.

Paul’s team clearly know what they’re doing based on the matchmaking they’ve opted for up to this point, but there’s definitely a risk of biting off more than they can chew with Woodley.

In his latest UFC outing we saw Woodley put it all on the line against rising contender Vicente Luque, where he managed to rock Luque before being ultimately being stopped later in the round.

Woodley vs Jake Paul is currently scheduled to take place on August 28, with Jake’s brother Logan fighting Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition match this Sunday.

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