Woodley was beaten twice by Paul last year but the former UFC champion is yet to finish boxing and wants to compete in at least two professions this year
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Woodley calls it his MMA career after being knocked out by Vicente Luque at UFC 260 last March in the final bout of his contract.
It marked the fourth consecutive loss for Woodley, having been beaten by leading contenders Colby Covington and Gilbert Burns after losing the welterweight title to Kamaru Usman.
Five months after retiring from MMA, Woodley lost his decision to split with Paul and was subsequently disqualified by the YouTube star in December.
And the former UFC champion has hinted at a possible return to MMA while revealing his fighting plans this year.
“I had a great conversation today about MMA, a very good conversation. It’s a great feeling when people realize your worth,” he said. MMA Junkie.
Woodley was involved in a boxing match with fellow UFC veteran Dan Hardy before facing Paul.
‘The Chosen One’ admits he wants to fight boxing, MMA and bare-knuckle boxing this year but in reality can only choose two.
“Honestly, I was planning on doing all of that this year. I will try to do one of each. I said, ‘Why not?’ I am in excellent condition. I’m having fun like a ***** mom,” he added.
“But, I mean, we’re already in February. I might have to narrow it down to two this year and maybe two or three years from now. But I want to play in different styles. “
The 39-year-old, who is also busy with other projects such as his acting and music career, has not won any profession since 2018.
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Woodley criticized the boxers who called him out, such as Hardy and Hector Lombard, and accused them of eating away at his success.
He added: “There are some assholes trying to make a living off of me, they just haven’t gotten up and so themselves, they’re trying to see what I’m doing and say ‘oh he’s doing something. , let me try. Fight him.’
And Woodley insists he did not “carry” teammate Ben Askren, who fought Paul last April, to a duel with the 25-year-old.
“Go out there and do it yourself, I don’t go out there and carry Ben Askren. I don’t use my pickaxe to try to get where I am,” he said.
“I go and do my own things. So when someone tries to do that, I really want to beat him in real life, but not give him a chance to make money in a real fight. the.”
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