UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman wants the world to know that he shouldn’t be blamed for Tyron Woodley getting knocked out by Jake Paul.
Usman and Woodley fought once before in their UFC careers at UFC 235, as Usman earned a unanimous decision victory to get the UFC welterweight title.
After Woodley was viciously knocked out by Jake Paul on Saturday night, Usman wanted to make sure fans know that he doesn’t take responsibility for Woodley’s disappointing loss.
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An argument could be made that Usman forever changed the combat sports career, Woodley. Before losing to Usman, Woodley had been regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world in many eyes.
But Woodley’s loss to Usman could be seen as the beginning of the end of his career. He went on to lose three straight fights in the UFC octagon to Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, and Vicente Luque before being let go by the promotion.
Meanwhile, Usman has gone on to become one of the UFC’s biggest stars and most dominant champions and has entered the conversation as one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time.
Usman has had a fair share of back-and-forth with Paul in the past, with both men challenging the other to an eventual fight in the ring. Usman has also teased a move to boxing to challenge himself against Canelo Alvarez.
As for Woodley, he remains winless in his professional boxing career and it’s unclear what could be next for him.
Usman is coming off of a second victory over his rival Covington and is widely expected to face Leon Edwards for his next title defense. After that, he may dive into the world of boxing to challenge himself in another field.
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