UFC gentle heavyweight Ike Villanueva is suspicious about Tyron Woodley’s upcoming boxing showdown with Jake Paul. He believes Woodley could lose to Paul on purpose in alternate for a heavy payday.
Villanueva is anticipated to problem Marcin Prachnio at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov on June 26, 2021.
In an unique interview with Sportskeeda’s John Hyon Ko, the 37-12 months-outdated weighed in on the a lot-awaited contest between Woodley and Paul.
“You’re throwing this guy (Tyron Woodley) all this money. He ain’t never made money like that,” Villanueva instructed Sportskeeda. “I think Woodley got paid to take a fall. I don’t tell everybody (but) it’s going to happen, man. I hope not but these guys are 190 pounds, 200 pounds, fighting on 170 little guys. So I wish they would call like a light heavyweight like us,” he added.
Ike Villanueva stated he could be completely satisfied if Woodley finishes Paul. However, contemplating how the Paul brothers have ventured into the boxing world, he stays suspicious in regards to the matchup.
“I hope Tyron doesn’t take a fall. It’s an ugly situation because I’m a big Woodley fan. He pulls it off, that’s great for him but these guys are doing something different. I don’t know, man. It’s a suspect.”
You can watch Ike Villanueva’s full interview beneath:
Ike Villanueva predicts he will end Marcin Prachnio within the second spherical at UFC Vegas 30
Ike Villanueva’s subsequent UFC outing will be in opposition to Marcin Prachinho. The 32-12 months-outdated Polish fighter final challenged Khalil Rountree Jr. at UFC 257 and defeated him by way of unanimous determination. However, in accordance to Villanueva, it was Rountree who gained the battle.
Predicting the result of his upcoming conflict, ‘Hurricane Ike’ stated he’ll catch Prachinho with a examine hook, one thing which he hasn’t proven within the UFC.
“I respect him (Marcin Prachinho) but Sam Alvey caught him with that check hook. I’m looking to smile the same way with my check hook because I think I got one of the best hooks in the game. I just haven’t shown it. I’m going to catch him. Let’s put on a show. I don’t BS the crowd, I come to fight. My job is to put on a show. Like I said, I’m thinking about the second round, I’ll catch him. I can’t rush it, but second round, I’m going to catch him,” stated Ike Villanueva.