Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley is receiving a lot of support from an army of individuals who want him score a knockout victory over Youtube star Jake Paul in their upcoming boxing match.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Woodley would be facing Paul in the month of August, in the main event slot of a Showtime Pay-Per-View card.
Back in April, Paul (3-0, 3 KOs) stopped MMA veteran Ben Askren in one round.
Woodley is close friends with Askren and wants to get a measure of payback.
"We gonna break some records, and I’m going to break a motherf------ jaw while I’m at it,” Woodley said to Instagram Live. “Get ready to make motherf------ history. Breaking records.”
Woodley explained that he's always wanted to become a boxer.
Trainer Eric Brown will be the main figure in charge of preparing Woodley for the fight.
And another individual who is ready to help him, according to Woodley, is former two division unified champion Andre Ward.
“I always wanted to box my whole life, never did it,” Woodley said. “I always wanted to box. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. It’s crazy how things happen. I started doing MMA in 2005 because I was like I’m too old to just box. I was 23 years old out of college wrestling, so I did MMA. I’m like sh-t, I can wrestle and punch.”
“Obviously, Eric Brown, he’s been my boxing coach forever. He’s going to be my chief second. He’s going to be the No. 1 guy in the training camp. Got a lot of other people that reached out to me.
“Andre Ward, my dog, reached out. I cannot miss the opportunity [to work with him], it would be an honor and a blessing. Find some time to work with Andre Ward as well. After that, I’ll know more today.”