Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley really wants a rematch with social media star Jake Paul.
Woodley spoke with reporters during the post-fight press conference following his split-decision loss to Paul on Sunday night in Cleveland, Ohio, and seemed confident he'd be getting a second chance at getting the win back from the YouTuber turned pro boxer.
“It’s done, we’re doing the rematch,” Woodley said (h/t MMA Junkie). “I have to get that win. It was too close. This is a movie, ain’t nobody going to push the needle like me and him did. We sold the sh*t out of this pay-per-view. I think everyone was excited about it. … He was tough. He was fatigued in the fight and he found a way to keep pushing through. I can never knock him for that, but we have to run it back.
He continued on to say while he thought the fight was close, Woodley felt he won the fight and regrets not making that more apparent to the judges scoring the bout ringside.
“I thought I won, I was surprised it was a split decision,” Woodley said. “I thought it was close. I thought he had won some rounds. Early on the rounds were close. If I can go back I’d kick myself because I could’ve made it a little more convincing, but I was just trying to feel it out and take my time. I knew he was going to throw a lot of jabs and I knew he was going to faint and pressure. I wasn’t surprised when they said split decision, but I thought it was going to be me.”