Hypothesis about Jake Paul’s subsequent opponent has raged ever since his emphatic knockout of Ben Askren again in April.
But few might have predicted both Chael Sonnen or the legendary Mike Tyson can be within the combine!
Reviews emerged late on Monday night suggesting former UFC welterweight champion Woodley was in line to face the 24-year-old in what can be his boxing debut.
‘The Chosen One’ held the welterweight title for nearly three years earlier than being defeated by Kamaru Usman in 2019 and he has misplaced 4 fights in a row since then.
In keeping with Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, the 39-year-old will step into the squared circle with Paul after their confrontation in Atlanta earlier than the social media sensation knocked out Ben Askren.
Askren, a fellow former UFC employer, is shut buddies with Woodley and he’s not contracted with the MMA organisation following his loss to Vicente Luque at UFC 261 – clearing the best way for him to combat elsewhere.
Nonetheless, in response to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s supervisor Ali Abdelaziz, Paul is definitely going to combat 44-year-old Sonnen earlier than going through ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’.
The American retired in 2019 from MMA and was a contender in each the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions of the UFC.
Regardless of having by no means boxed additionally, Sonnen definitely has the charisma to promote the combat, however lacks as many credentials as Woodley.
Abdelaziz tweeted: “The rumors [sic] are usually not true in truth Jake Paul’s subsequent combat goes to be in opposition to Chael Sonnen and the winner goes to tackle iron Mike Tyson.
“No person has higher data of those negotiations than me and I’m telling you all the things.”
Sonnen replied immediately to the Tweet, claiming he would ‘beat Iron Mike, Jake Paul and T Wooden all in the identical evening’.
The wrestler was by no means famend for his stand-up recreation in MMA, identical to Ben Askren, that means Woodley would hypothetically pose a much more harmful risk.
A embellished wrestler in his faculty days, Woodley does possess super energy and even holds the report for the quickest knockout in a UFC welterweight title combat.
He took to Instagram shortly after the stories broke and wrote: “Cash and the Love. Jake Paul been a fan. Unhappy he gotta get dealt with by his hero.”