Jake Paul announced his comeback via social media after knocking out Tyron Woodley in the main-event of his card. He improved his record to 5-0 after beating the former UFC welterweight champion.
But the 24-year-old shocked fight fans when he announced that he was quitting the sport a day after recording the biggest win of his budding career.
He tweeted: “Updated status: Retired boxer.” Well, Paul’s retirement was short-lived as he made a predictable U-turn, telling his fans that he was coming out of retirement. “Updated status: I’m coming out of retirement,” he tweeted.
According to numerous sources, Paul’s management team is in deep negotiations with UFC legend BJ Penn for a boxing match at 190 lbs to take place in late December of this year.
BJ Penn was not a fan of Jake Paul‘s shenanigans during his fight against Tyron Woodley. This past weekend, internet sensation-turned boxer Jake Paul improved his record to 5-0 via knockout win over Tyron Woodley in a fight that was easily the 24-year-old’s toughest test to date.
Nonetheless, one man who was not impressed was the legendary former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn. During the fight, Paul was seen licking his gloves to show how much he loves to fight. If you followed MMA during Penn’s prime as he terrorized the lightweight division.
You will know that Penn used to lick the blood off his gloves after destroying his opponents, a signature celebration and one that is carved into the memory of MMA fans during his reign. After Paul’s win, Penn posted on his social media to express his displeasure in Paul for licking his gloves and accused him of “copying.”
Penn was a dominant force from 2001-2010. He achieved becoming only the second man to win a UFC title in two different divisions at the time as a UFC lightweight and welterweight champion. “The Prodigy” defeated the likes of Matt Hughes twice, Matt Serra, Takanori Gomi, Kenny Florian, and many more. A UFC Hall Of Famer, Penn retired in 2019 after suffering a couple losses consecutively.