Former UFC champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley reflected on his recent time spent with five division champion Floyd Mayweather.
Last month, the 44-year-old Mayweather fought older brother Logan Paul in an eight round exhibition.
Woodley is preparing to make his pro debut in boxing, in a fight with Youtube star Jake Paul (3-0, 3 KOs)
Their will take place on Sunday, August 29, in the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View from the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
When the fight was first announced, Mayweather expressed his interest in helping Woodley prepare for the fight.
The MMA veteran accepted his offer and came down to the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas.
“It was a good opportunity working out with Floyd Mayweather. He showed me some of the things it takes to be a world class boxer. In MMA sometimes we waste energy and use movement without purpose. Everything I do and everything I throw is going to hurt him. My feints are going to hurt him. It’s going to make his body shake," Woodley said.
At one time, Woodley was regarded as one of the top MMA fighters in the world. The former champion is widely regarded as the toughest opponent of Paul's career.
He's extremely motivated to go for a knockout victory on Paul.
“Look at my resume. Look at all the up and coming fighters who they gassed up and what happened to them. None of them landed a punch. So many people come up to me on a daily basis and say you have to knock this guy out," Woodley said.
“This is going to look like a fight. I’m not just going to go out there and swing two punches. I’m training like I’m fighting Mike Tyson."