Tyron Woodley told he “completely destroyed his legacy” with Jake Paul KO
Tyron Woodley has been told that he "completely destroyed his legacy" by being knocked out in his rematch with Jake Paul.
The former UFC welterweight champion was considered one of the greats in his weight class, but has lost his last six between boxing and MMA.
And current UFC prospect Sean O'Malley has said that Woodley's brutal sixth round loss to Paul, his second defeat to the YouTuber in a matter of months, has "completely destroyed" his legacy as a UFC great.
O'Malley is currently rising up the bantamweight ranks, and is close with Paul and his brother Logan as well as other social media celebrities like the Nelk boys.
But he believes that losing to the younger Paul brother will be damaging when fans look back on Woodley's impressive career, that saw him win the UFC title and defend it on four occasions.
“I was watching them on my laptop with my eyes kind of shutting," O’Malley said on the latest episode of his podcast the TimboSugarShow.
"It was the sixth round getting closer to the end of the fight. It looked like it was probably going to go all eight rounds and it was a close fight.
“I didn’t really know who I had necessarily winning each round. But, out of f***ing nowhere Jake slept him… bad!
“Dude, it completely destroyed [Woodley's] f***ing legacy, that could affect Tyron Woodley big time.
"Or he could just be completely unattached to that and still be happy. That’s a f***ing skill that you have to require.”
The UFC legend had promised to fight four times next year before he took the rematch with Paul on two weeks' notice, and he has insisted that the plan won't change despite the brutal loss.
He was stopped by Vicente Luque and Colby Covington in his final two UFC fights before losing a split decision to Paul and taking the vicious knockout in their rematch.
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But he is expecting to box again, as well as taking a fight in an MMA cage and Triller's new Triad Combat triangular ring, next year.
Meanwhile, Paul is going to return to the ring at some point early next year, with Tommy Fury and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr both potential opponents for his sixth professional bout
His management have said that he demanded a match-up with Chavez Jr, who is a former middleweight world champion with 60 professional fights.
But talks also appear to have begun for a rescheduling of his fight with Fury, who was supposed to be his opponent this weekend before suffering a rib injury that forced him to pull out of the event.
Paul joked on Twitter yesterday that no contact had been made with his team from Fury or his promoter Frank Warren.
But the veteran promoter rebuked that claim, and has promised that they do want to fight Paul in the early part of next year.
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