Jake Paul defeated Tyron Woodley by split decision on Sunday and after the fight, the former UFC welterweight champ made it clear he wanted a rematch.
After the result was read, Paul said he’s unsure what would be next but Woodley said he wanted to run it back. For Paul, he says for “The Chosen One” to get a rematch he must get the ‘I Love Jake Paul’ tattoo.
“I told him, if he wants to get the tattoo, put it on his Instagram,” Paul said during the post-fight news conference. “Permanent tattoo. Then maybe we’ll talk about it. But to be honest, I won convincingly. We’re gonna go back to the drawing board, but I think I proved a lot tonight.”
Although Paul and Woodley had a rivalry in the lead-up, Jake Paul says he does have respect for Woodley. He also says there is no hard feelings.
“At the end of the day, it’s two men going in there risking their lives,” Paul said. “So, after all the sh*t talk is done, I’m cool with showing respect. This is a crazy business, like I said, we’re risking our lives in there and he earned my respect. “I told him after, ‘Look bro, a lot of tension, a lot of build-up, back and forth between our teams, but I respect you, and no hard feelings.’”
Paul also admits Woodley was the first person to really hit him. However, he came back strong and won the next couple of rounds to win the fight. He also proved he can make in-fight adjustments.
“That was the first time I took a real shot with 10 oz. gloves,” Paul said. “Okay, you got that round with that shot. No problem. I learned from it, made adjustments. … I love that I got hit. I licked my gloves after that sh*t. Let’s go!”