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Neither boxers nor MMA fighters are impressed with Jake Paul after win over Tyron Woodley

Jake Paul's foray into the boxing world continued with a split-decision win over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on Sunday. Both the boxing and MMA worlds still aren't very impressed.

Woodley was easily the biggest challenge of Paul's so-called boxing career so far. Previously, his opponents had consisted of a YouTuber, another YouTuber, a former NBA player and a different UFC fighter in Ben Askren. Adding a different UFC fighter, albeit one with more punching power than Askren, didn't do much to change several professional fighters' minds.

The fight itself was highly uneventful for the first three rounds, with Woodley looking like a fish out of water in the ring. The 39-year-old fighter seemed to find a groove in the fourth round when he landed a hard left to Paul's face, but didn't do enough to overcome Paul's lead in points.

The end result was a win for Paul, something most professional fighters weren't happy to see.

There were some MMA fighters who kept their disdain simple.

These guys both suck

— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 30, 2021


— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 30, 2021


— Anthony Smith (@lionheartasmith) August 30, 2021


— Adrian Yanez (@yanezmma) August 30, 2021

There were also some others who seemed to think Woodley had victory in his grasp only to miss the opportunity.

The weight makes a HUGE difference and TBF, Paul isn’t awful. He’s solid, bigger, and is using the range well and tying Woodley up when needed. Woodley should be teeing him up with that right hand, after utilizing the jab! #PaulWoodley

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 30, 2021

jake is very flat footed basic overhands closes his eyes when he throws that’s easy work

— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) August 30, 2021

All he had to do was walk around and they’re gonna give him the nod. Woodley brought the fight.

— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) August 30, 2021

And many simply felt bad that Woodley, once one of the best fighters the UFC had to offer, had fallen as far as facing Paul. They did respect the reason why, though. Specifically, money.

Woodley gonna get another bag but at what cost 😂

— Billy Q (@BillyQMMA) August 30, 2021

Frustrating to watch but ya know what.. Woodleys bank account wins even though he lost

— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) August 30, 2021

Maybe I’m crazy, but I just feel “MY” dignity is worth more than the payday for a rematch like this. Maybe it’s bc I’m not in that situation but it’s like will things really be different?

Woodley has all tools in the world, and has been on top with those skills. Different times.

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 30, 2021

Jake can box no much but way better then we thought! T Wood make the 💰but he don’t want to fight anymore 🤷🏾‍♂️

— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) August 30, 2021

Meanwhile, several boxers felt it was charitable to even call the proceedings "boxing."

This is not boxing 😂

— Joseph Diaz (@JosephDiazJr) August 30, 2021

Just so the people know and no disrespect to my guy TWood… this isn’t boxing. This is ENTERTAINMENT 🤦🏾‍♂️

— Dyah Davis (@DyahAliDavis) August 30, 2021

Man this dude need to keep boxers names out his mouth. Tank, Nelo, and a hand full of others would of annihilated him tonight

— Ishé Oluwa Kamau Ali Smith (@IsheSugarShay) August 30, 2021

— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) August 30, 2021


— caleb truax (@GoldenCalebT) August 30, 2021

I just waisted 30 precious min of my life that I’ll never get back I’m upset at myself 😒🤦🏽‍♂️

— Jrock (@Jrockboxing) August 30, 2021

No matter the thoughts of the people Paul hopes to call his peers one day, the YouTuber winning means his trek into the boxing world will continue. And it's hard to see many of those fighters turning down the potential payday a bout against him would offer.

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