Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley fired back at the critics of his back to back fights with social media star Jake Paul.

Last August, Woodley lost an eight round split decision to Paul, who was taking part in his fourth pro boxing match.

Two months later, in the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View card, Paul brutally knocked out Woodley in the sixth round - with a tremendous shot that sent Woodley down to the mat face-first.

The victory raised Paul's undefeated record to 5-0, with four knockouts.

Woodley was a late replacement for undefeated light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury, who is the younger brother of WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Fury withdrew from the fight after suffering a broken rib in training camp, and he was fighting off a bad chest infection.

Once he withdrew, Woodley quickly accepted the opportunity to face Paul for a second time.

Since that loss, the 39-year-old Woodley has been bombarded on social media with memes and mockery.

“A lot of people are saying, ‘Oh, you lost to him again. You got knocked out.’ He would literally f--- a lot of y’all up. MMA fighters and other people that are just bumping at the gums," Woodley told the MMA Hour.

"He’s an athletic kid that don’t have no job beyond this. He don’t have no kids, he don’t have no businesses he’s running. He can have the best trainer, the best coaches, the best nutrition, the most focus, he can separate himself.

"He don’t have the financial burden. Most MMA fighters, when we first start, we don’t have money. We do what we can do. We get whatever training we get can help us out to see a future in this.”