Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley doesn't buy into Jake Paul's overall act or his advocation for fairer fighter pay in the sport of MMA.
Woodley spoke with BT Sport's Ariel Helwani following the pre-fight press conference for his boxing showdown with Paul this Sunday night and believes Paul's recent donations to UFC fighter's Sarah Alpar and Dustin Poirier was more self-serving than any sort of real solution to the issue fighter pay within the promotion.
"He's scared, he's doing everything that he thinks he's supposed to do," Woodley said. "He's saying the stuff, he's wearing all the jewelry like he's seeing in the rap videos. He's screaming like he's seeing all the MMA guys. You're a vulture of culture and you're a vulture of combat sports. Now you want to go and give one GoFundMe and give Dustin Poirier a necklace and now you the ambassador of MMA and their fighter pay. You ain't gonna change shit. The real change happens when people unify and our sport is divided. We're taught to divide. We divide on Twitter and we talk down on each other just to get a fight. That's the way you get a fight. So now we're supposed to hold hands and kumbaya my lord and come together in unity. He ain't helping out the sport, he's helping himself out."
Woodley will take on Paul in an eight-round cruiserweight bout from the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio this Sunday night. You can watch the fight on pay-per-view via Showtime or on FITE TV.