No longer under contract with the UFC, Tyron Woodley has reportedly reached an agreement to meet YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in a boxing match later this year.
First reported by The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger, the bout will be broadcast live on Showtime – Woodley’s former home when he was a top contender in Strikeforce’s welterweight division. A face-off between the two is apparently in the works for Friday in Miami, Florida.
Sources: Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have agreed to a deal for a boxing match. Jake recently signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime. Friday face-off in Miami planned to promote the event. Paul coming off first-round KO of Ben Askren
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) May 31, 2021
Former UFC welterweight champion Woodley will enter this boxing bout on a four-fight losing streak.
“The Chosen One” ended his memorable tenure with the UFC by losing his belt to Kamaru Usman in 2019, before going on to lose to title contender Gilbert Burns, former interim champion Colby Covington, and the tough Vicente Luque this past March.
Woodley was in his teammate Ben Askren’s corner when he fought Paul in their boxing match in April. Unfortunately for Askren, he suffered a first-round knockout defeat.