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"Who the F*** is knocking people out flat like that repeatedly" - Logan Paul, Daniel Cormier, and other fighters react to Jake Paul's brutal KO of Tyron Woodley

Jake Paul flattens Tyron Woodley with a right hand
Jake Paul flattens Tyron Woodley with a right hand

Jake Paul silenced his doubters by knocking out former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in their rematch Saturday night at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

The initial encounter between Paul and Woodley ended in controversial fashion after the YouTuber narrowly escaped with a split decision victory. This time, however, 'The Problem Child' left no doubt that he's a better boxer than the veteran cage fighter.

WHAT A SHOT. @jakepaul KOs Woodley in round 6 馃槼#PaulWoodley https://t.co/oTV3xeNtfg

The opening moments played out exactly like the first fight did, with both fighters merely trying to outpoint each other. That changed in the sixth round when Paul caught Woodley flush on the jaw with a massive overhand right. The power punch sent the former UFC fighter crashing face-first onto the canvas, flattening him.

Paul's KO of Woodley has sent shockwaves in the MMA community as several fighters witnessed their comrade suffer the most devastating loss of his combat sports career. Here's how the pros reacted to the YouTube star's latest highlight.


UFC fighters react to Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2

Jake Paul received mixed reviews from Tyron Woodley's fellow MMA fighters. Most were understandably sore from seeing Paul embarrass an MMA legend like Woodley, but some gave the YouTube star props for getting the job done.

Former two-division UFC champion and fight analyst Daniel Cormier usually has some unique insights. However, 'DC' was rendered almost speechless by Paul's KO victory. Cormier tweeted:

Reigning UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling pointed out that Paul enjoyed an unfair advantage due to his sheer size. The bout took place at cruiserweight (190 pounds), which is 20 pounds above Woodley's natural weight class.

Paul needs to fight an MMA guy his size if he wants to keep doing this cross-over thing. Or go fight a real boxer! 馃棧 twitter.com/mmaroasted/sta鈥
I really hate this take, as if Paul is some fat, un-athletic slob, that he just fought in a bar.Jake Paul is an athlete.Jake Paul is much bigger than Woodley. Jake Pauls punches will always land HARDER, being the bigger guy.This is boxing. Not MMA. twitter.com/cheapbarbecue8鈥

UFC superstar Jorge Masvidal, who was in attendance for the event, posted a video to address Paul's post-fight callout. 'Gamebred' told Paul to find another opponent because, "you can't afford me."

MMA stars Derek Brunson, Marvin Vettori and Chris Leben all offered to be Paul's next opponent. Vettori claimed he felt obligated to redeem the reputation of MMA against Paul, while Leben challenged the YouTuber to a bare-knuckle fight.

FEED ME JAKE PAUL !
So fucking embracing I feel like I gotta do it for the MMA world, pick one handicap @jakepaul and I鈥檒l fight you with it lol
Anytime....anyplace? Let鈥檚 slip these gloves off and BARE knuckle up @Jakepaul BUT YOU DONT HEAR ME THO???

Billy Quarantillo stated that the fight was "terrible" but praised Paul for his knockout power. Meanwhile, Kevin Holland believes it's time for Woodley to retire from fighting and focus on his rap career instead. Middleweight contender Paolo Costa also expressed his disappointment with Woodley.

Wow鈥 that fight was terrible but that one punch knockout was legit
Back to rapping Twood go. Dang man. 馃懣

MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz also chimed in with his thoughts, saying his client Kamaru Usman will KO Paul.

@USMAN84kg will stop @jakepaul in under 3 rounds, but I have to give it to him tonight he did what he did, but there is levels to this.

Boxing figures react to Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2

Jake Paul's older brother, Logan Paul, was the first person 'The Problem Child' came to after knocking out Tyron Woodley. 'Maverick' was beaming with pride after his brother earned the most notable highlight of his career. Logan hopped on Twitter to give out his immediate reaction.

who the FUCK is knocking people out flat like that repeatedly
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On the flipside, Claressa Shields wasn't too happy to see Paul succeed. The former Olympic boxer, of course, has been at odds with Paul over the past few months. The 'GWOAT' attributed Paul's victory to sheer luck.

Man this mf so lucky!!!!!! Literally swung a right hand with his eyes closed 馃棧馃棧馃棧馃棧馃棧

Finally, iconic boxing trainer and fight commentator Teddy Atlas heaped praise on Paul. Atlas commended Paul for remaining calm through adversity.

That setup and finish does show that Paul鈥檚 getting a little calmer in ring to be able to see and think of doing what he did. #PaulWoodley2 #PaulWoodley

Paul sustained a cut on his forehead after taking an inadvertent elbow from the former MMA world champ. Nonetheless, Paul put his fortitude on display by surviving and finishing strong.

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