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UFC legend makes bold claim about Mike Tyson ahead of Jake Paul fight

UFC legend makes bold claim about Mike Tyson ahead of Jake Paul fight

Tyron Woodley has had his say on Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul.

UFC legend Tyron Woodley has made a bold claim about Mike Tyson ahead of his fight against Jake Paul.

Tyson will return to boxing when he takes on Paul at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on July 20.

It will be his first appearance in a ring since his exhibition bout against fellow boxing icon Roy Jones Jr back in November 2020.

'The Problem Child' was slammed for his 'shameless' warning to 'Iron' Mike after the shock announcement.

UFC superstar Conor McGregor didn't hold back as he shared his honest thoughts on Paul vs. Tyson.

Former UFC champion Woodley has also weighed in on the bout which will be aired on Netflix.

Woodley, who won the UFC welterweight title during his MMA career, believes Tyson will beat Paul and thinks the 30-year age difference means nothing.

He also reckons the 57-year-old could beat the current heavyweight champions, with Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk in possession of the world titles.

"I mean I've been in the ring twice with Jake, and I don't want to get in the ring once with fucking Mike," said Woodley.

"The age is not a factor. That's a wash. Experience level is obviously going to go to Mike Tyson.

"If Jake Paul beats Mike, I don't give a f**k if he's 70, you're gonna have to put at last an ounce of respect on his name."

Woodley added: "Mike Tyson right now off muscle memory alone could step on the wrong eggshell and let off a combination that could kill most people.

"He has power and ability to shift organs in your body if he hits you with the right force. So I think he forgot more technique than Jake Paul has ever learned in his life.

"If he gets knocked out by Mike Tyson at 58, 59, 60, 71, he would join the other 99% of the regular motherf**kers on Earth, that's what I say."

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing, Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley