The YouTube star turned boxer and the previous UFC welterweight champion shook arms on a gutsy guess forward of their Showtime boxing pay-per-view occasion on Aug. 29 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
Each Paul and Woodley agreed that the loser of the competition would get tattooed, ‘I like (insert winner’s identify)’ on their physique and take an image of it and put up in on Instagram. Paul was the one to suggest the guess, which Woodley agreed to in seconds, barely hesitating at Wednesday’s press convention selling the occasion.
Paul (3-0 boxing) made headlines in April with a first-round knockout of former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren in a Triller Combat Membership boxing occasion. Paul’s earlier two victories came visiting NBA veteran Nate Robinson and YouTuber Ali Eson Gib.
In the meantime, Woodley (19-7-1 MMA, 9-6-1 UFC), at present No. 11 within the newest USA TODAY Sports activities/MMA Junkie welterweight rankings, closed out his UFC profession on a four-fight skid, ceding his title to present champ Kamaru Usman earlier than additionally struggling setbacks in opposition to present high contenders Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington and Vicente Luque.