Tyron Woodley’s decline can be blamed on a few factors but one of the biggest ones is his tentative nature during fights. It has been said that he’s afraid of expending too much energy and gassing out early. This was an issue seen in the Jake Paul boxing match.

There’s obviously there’s a certain respect for Jake Paul’s punching power as he has been sending opponents to the shadow realm. The thing is, Tyron Woodley can pack a punch too.

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“Hindsight is 20/20,” Tyron Woodley told Submission Radio. “I can say I respected him too much, or I can look at Nate Robinson that walked in there and ran into a punch and got smoked, and my teammate Ben Askren kind of did the same thing, where his hands weren’t in the proper position. If he got punching power, no matter who it is, like, many people tried to knock Ben out. Robbie Lawler, and all these heavy-hitting punchers, and they weren’t able to with four-ounce gloves on. So, he was able to get it done with 10-ounce gloves on, and you gotta really think about that.

“So, I’m not saying that I was fearful. You saw me walking forward regardless. I got hit, I walked forward regardless. He’d miss, clip my gloves and clip me, and I still walked forward. So, I wasn’t scared of getting punched. My training partners punch a lot harder and are more skilled than him. But I just didn’t want to be reckless. And I think it’s a happy medium,” Woodley said. “I gotta find the line of not crossing the line and just being reckless and just not having my defense, but also not being as patient as I was.”

The patience has been a negative aspect for Tyron Woodley as it has led to the fight running out and him losing due to low volume. He’s assured that won’t be a problem against Jake Paul and he’s looking to prove it in their boxing match on December 18.