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Paul, 24, resumes his budding boxing career against former UFC welterweight champion Woodley on August 29.
It's being billed as his toughest fight to date following victories over AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson and Ben Askren.
But Masvidal, who trained Paul ahead of his clash with Askren, reckons it's a step too far and fancies 'The Chosen One' to stop 'The Problem Child'.
Speaking on The MMA Hour, he said: "So it’s not to diss Jake, but you’ve been watching MMA for a minute.
"Woodley can throw them hands. Ben Askren never could. So, it’s like you’ve got a guy that can fight if it’s slinging fists.
"Woodley could have made his money grappling, which he did. He was good enough of an athlete, and he was good enough of an athlete to make his money with his hands to knock people the f**k out."
Masvidal added: "So I don’t think - I know Jake’s never been in there with a guy like that, that’s explosive, is a good athlete, and has a ton of experience over him.
"So, if Jake wins, f**king wild, my hat’s off to him, I was wrong, I don’t know sh*t about fighting. But chances are, Woodley’s going to knock him the f**k out."
On how he sees Paul vs. Woodley playing out, 'Gamebred' explained: "I’ve only seen [Paul] from fights and the footage that he has online when he’s fought at 100 speed.
"That being said, I’ve also seen Woodley when he’s hitting pads, when he’s sparring at 100 and when he’s fighting at 100, and when I do the math, Woodley wins. Woodley just wins.
"As long as he did his part, which is train, leading up to the moment, was in the gym, doing his thing, he’s going to win. He’s just too much experience and athleticism on that side.
"I think Jake’s a good athlete, but Woodley’s a different type of athlete, that next next level. Jake’s going to feel it in the fight.
"I don’t think he’s even ever sparred with somebody as athletic as Woodley that can cover the distance that he can. If Woodley was to get tired or hurt, he can clinch him, and there’s nothing Jake could do.
"The referee will break it up, but there goes four or five seconds. He’s going to get manhandled in the clinch. I see Woodley."
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