Social media star Jake Paul beat former UFC champ Tyron Woodley by way of eight-round split decision in their cruiserweight headliner last Sunday night (Aug. 20), part of the Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) event that took place in Cleveland, Ohio.
That might come as a surprise to anyone following “The Chosen One” on Instagram. Woodley posted a short video clip showcasing his juking and jiving as Paul huffs and puffs his way to safety, claiming to be “The Problem Child’s” daddy.
UFC fans were not impressed.
“You failed us,” one commenter wrote.
“So sad .. you said that this was for the culture … bra this is embarrassing,” a follower added.
“Don’t talk shit he outboxed you, you did bad,” another said.
Coming to the defense of Woodley was former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, who like “The Chosen One,” parted ways with UFC earlier this year — only to lose a decision in his first appearance under a different promotion.
Nobody outside of the Woodley camp seems to be motivated for a Paul rematch, especially with other fighters like Tommy Fury patiently waiting in the queue. Unless, of course, “The Chosen One” gets a “Problem Child” tattoo and posts it to Instagram.