Israel Adesanya’s distinctive character has caused a variety of responses among the MMA community ever since he joined the UFC. Known for his extravagant entrances, love for anime, and public image, “The Last Stylebender” seems to have aroused disapproval from a former UFC titleholder.
Former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, who is known for his explosive power, caused a stir in the MMA world with his unexpected announcement about making a comeback to the octagon. Woodley had switched to boxing and even fought against Jake Paul, and was said to be interested in a fight with Logan Paul. However, during an interview on the Jaxxon podcast, Woodley shared what would motivate him to return to MMA. And it was certainly not something that fans were anticipating!
Tyron Woodley explains his dislike for Israel Adesanya.
Woodley, in his disapproval of Adesanya, tells host Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson that his dislike is not based solely on his performance in the Octagon. He emphasizes that his initial admiration for Adesanya’s abilities was sincere. Woodley had initially viewed Adesanya as a distinctive and captivating fighter with exceptional martial arts talents, but his perspective shifted.
Tyron Woodley stated on the JAXXON Podcast that his sole motivation for returning to the UFC would be to thoroughly defeat Israel Adesanya.
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When questioned about a possible comeback to the UFC, Woodley shared that the only factor that would entice him to step back into the octagon would be a match against Israel Adesanya. He declared, “The only individual I have a strong desire to defeat is Israel Adesanya. I am not fond of him.”
When asked for more explanation on his dislike for him, Woodley replied, “…because he’s fake.” He clarified that his dislike for Adesanya did not stem from his fashion sense or personality, but rather because he felt Adesanya was not genuine.
In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Woodley challenged Logan Paul to a boxing match. It was unexpected for Woodley to shift his focus to Adesanya in the UFC, especially since his previous boxing matches against the Paul brothers did not result in his favor.
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On August 29, 2021, Tyron Woodley and Jake Paul fought for the first time, with the outcome being decided by a panel. Unfortunately, Woodley was declared the loser by a split decision. A rematch was arranged when Tommy Fury, who was originally set to face Jake, pulled out of the match. Woodley saw this as a chance for a second face-off with Paul. The fight was back and forth, but in the 6th round, Woodley was knocked out and fell to the floor.
Last month, Woodley was interviewed by TMZ where he was asked if he would consider fighting Logan Paul in October. Woodley responded by saying, “I am open to fighting Logan Paul, and I must admit, it’s a great idea. Logan, are you interested? You were talking a lot of trash while I was fighting your brother.”
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Logan Paul has not yet responded to the challenge from Woodley. The popular influencer, who has transitioned into a boxer, is scheduled to fight Dillon Danis in a 10-round boxing match in Manchester on October 14th.
Will Tyron Woodley be able to reclaim the form that established him as a dominant welterweight champion during his time in the UFC? It is uncertain if he will even make a comeback to the Octagon.
What are your thoughts on Woodley potentially returning to MMA? How do you predict he would perform in a match against Logan Paul? Share your opinions in the comments section!
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Tyron Woodley recently made a strong argument for a potential UFC comeback fight against Israel Adesanya, just days after challenging Logan Paul to a boxing match. This post was shared on EssentiallySports.