The Paul brothers just can’t stay out of the news,. On Monday, Jake Paul and former UFC fighter Tyron Woodley announced they’ll clash in the ring Aug. 28 in a fight that’ll be shown on Showtime. Naturally, both fighters indulged in trash talk to go along with the news.
“Thanks for being the second MMA fighter on my hit list,” Paul tweeted. “August 28th the 5x UFC champion is getting knocked out by a Disney actor.”
Woodley gave as good as he got, making fun of Jake Paul’s bragging aboutat a press event for the between Mayweather and Paul’s brother, Logan Paul.
“Dear Jake Paul, keep the hat,” Woodley wrote. “I’m taking your head clean off your neck!”
Jake and Logan Paul first became famous for their internet videos. Jake Paul also played Dirk Mann in the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark. Both Paul brothers have pursued boxing, with Jake Paul boasting a 3-0 professional boxing record. He has fought former NBA point guard Nate Robinson, social media influencer AnEsonGib and .
Tyron Woodley, a former UFC champion, was in Askren’s corner for Paul’s recent victory and clashed verbally with Paul before the fight.
“Easiest fight of my career and biggest purse of my career all in one night,” Woodley said of the Paul match, according to ESPN. “Basically, they brought me in to take out the trash. I can’t wait to shut this b—- up. This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA community and boxing community, to rid this guy of combat sports.”
The fighters will fight at 190 pounds, wear 10-ounce gloves and fight in a 20×20 ring, ESPN reports. The fight will be distributed by Showtime and air on pay-per-view, with fans expected to be in attendance. No location has been announced.