Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping shared his thoughts on why Tyron Woodley came up short against Jake Paul in the recent Showtime PPV main event.
Previous to the fight taking place, Michael Bisping had stated that he was concerned Tyron Woodley would continue the habit he adopted in his MMA career of looking for one big punch, with very little output in between.
Michael thinks it was exactly this that saw Woodley come out on the losing side of the judges’ scorecards this past weekend.
Speaking in a post-fight interview with BT Sport Boxing, Michael Bisping had the following to say:
“The whole thing was a rather entertaining affair. But in terms of boxing, it wasn’t the best fight I’ve ever seen in my life, and that’s an understatement. I thought Tyron Woodley was, once again, a victim of himself. He never showed up, he never pressed the action.”
Michael Bisping went into great detail about Tyron Woodley’s performance, praising him for having moments of success and then berating him for not following it.
“On the rare occasion that he did go for it, when he let go and pulled the trigger, he looked dangerous. But it was few and far between. Most of the time he was waiting for Jake to attack him, and he was trying to counter. Tyron‘s the shorter guy, he’s gotta get in the inside. He’s gotta lead the dance and be the aggressor.”
Finally, Tyron Woodley’s low output would not be enough for him to overcome Jake Paul. According by Bisping, when Woodley landed his right hand it had devastating effects, but he was almost solely reliant on it, thus limiting his game.
Jake Paul arguably didn’t bring the same level of power to the fight, but his variety of strikes allowed him to pull ahead on the scorecards.