Former UFC world champion Tyron Woodley indicates that Floyd Mayweather backed his victory claim, with respect to last Sunday's boxing match with Youtube star turned boxer, Jake Paul.
Woodley, who was was making his boxing debut, lost an eight round split decision to Paul in Cleveland. Their fight headlined a Showtime Pay-Per-View card.
During training camp, Woodley spent some time preparing with Mayweather.
Ironically, Mayweather fought Paul's older brother, Logan Paul, in an eight round exhibition back in June.
Following the fight, Mayweather called up Woodley and offered up his take on the contest.
“Floyd just said, you know, um, Floyd don’t like when I talk about a lot of technique and stuff that we work on,” Woodley told Ariel Helwani of MMA Hour.
"He’s really secretive with that. But it was some things that I did really well that he said I should have did more of. He did say just a little bit more output. He did feel like I won the fight. He said, ‘You know, I told you that he (Jake Paul) was going to be kind of scared of you. You’ve been there before’. He said, ‘He ain’t been hit with no sh!t yet. We’re gonna see how he responds’. He said, ‘You’ve been hit with four-ounce gloves, and you can take it. Let’s see how he deals with that’.
“So, kind of what he said to a T kind of played out, you know. Jake played it off, but he was hurt. He was running. He was clinching. I didn’t clinch him one time. I don’t know that my back was against the rope one time. There was very few times I should have been pressing forward. So, every single thing he said I was gonna do, that was gonna happen, he did.”