CLEVELAND – Jake Paul isn’t a fan of the chaos the ensued following Thursday’s press convention with Tyron Woodley, however he wouldn’t take it again.
At the conclusion of the press convention festivities, Paul and Woodley had a faceoff prematurely of Sunday’s boxing match at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, which airs on Showtime pay-per-view. It was largely informal, till one in every of Paul’s group members began getting right into a verbal alternate with Woodley’s mom.
The scenario escalated from there, with group and relations on each side getting concerned in a heated scuffle. Cooler head in the end prevailed, and nothing too severe got here out of it.
“Of course (I didn’t want it to happen),” Paul instructed MMA Junkie after the incident. “This is Women’s Equality Day. If it was literally anything else, I’m just sitting there talking about how much I love my mom, how much I love my girlfriend, and of course, there has to be an altercation involving females. It sucks. Just everything about it just looks messy. We’re trying to have a professional event here, and now things are more personal. Probably going to need more security at all these places. Things just aren’t cordial anymore. Tensions will definitely be higher going into this fight.”
Paul mentioned the scenario got here as notably shocking, as a result of behind the scenes the supporting casts of each fighters have been civil. Woodley’s mom was seated subsequent to Paul’s mom, actually, at the beginning began to unravel.
“It’s really weird,” Paul mentioned. “They’ve been friends since they first met in Miami at the first faceoff ever. My mom and Tyron’s mom, they’ve sat together and talked. It just seems weird. How did this happen? Everyone got involved and shit talk and accusation and everything going back and forth. It’s just messy.”
Although Paul wasn’t tremendous proud of every thing, he mentioned it brings extra depth to the struggle. Emotions are ramped up even larger than they already had been, and regardless of Woodley being the extra heated athlete within the second, Paul mentioned the struggle is now “more personal” for him, as properly.
“I think it’s more personal for me too,” Paul mentioned. “Just seeing his team act the way they did. He probably is sitting there saying the same thing. He wants to get all gangster. But they were also being super disrespectful. My team is being professional. Were they in the wrong? Yeah. But they’re never just going to come out of pocket and just act up like that. There had to have been something that built up, then it explodes. Everything is more personal, and I’ll make him and his team pay for that.”
As far because the scenario as a complete, Paul wouldn’t change the previous, he mentioned. He’s not going to instruct or encourage the group member who began the entire thing to apologize – as Woodley requested – and he’s simply prepared to maneuver ahead to struggle now.
“Hell no – we’re not sorry,” Paul mentioned. “We’re not sorry at all. Should we not have done it? Maybe. But we’re not sorry.”
Watch the total interview with Paul within the video above, and watch the altercation after the press convention under.