JORGE MASVIDAL has warned a fight with Jake Paul would be ‘completely different’ to Tyron Woodley’s.
Woodley was in August beaten by Paul on points but then got knocked out in their rematch four months later.
The YouTuber-turned prizefighter called out Masvidal among other UFC stars right after the brutal KO.
Masvidal, 37, was ringside that night and praised Paul for the win, but told him to expect a different outcome if they shared the ring.
He said on Paul’s brother Logan’s podcast: “Woodley is also a fighter that’s very good for him to fight.
“Woodley fights in spots, Woodley’s not crazy aggressive, he’ll explode on you with his one great shot.
“In MMA it would work, but in boxing, if all you have is a good right hand, I can kind of see that. I just gotta keep my hands up.
“I don’t have to worry about a takedown or a leg kick, I can just [cover up]. I don’t fight like that.
“I use both hands a lot so I definitely think it would be a completely different fight with me.”
Paul, 25, knocked out retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37, in March 2021 before his wins over Woodley.
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And Masvidal – who left Askren out cold after five seconds following a flying knee in 2019 – helped him train for the fight.
But after picking his former training partner Woodley, 40, to beat Paul, the relationship soured.
Masvidal is currently contracted by the UFC are prohibited from competing outside of the promotion unless given special permission.
Conor McGregor, 33, in 2017 had the green light to fight Floyd Mayweather, 45, in a crossover fight said to have made around £600m.
And if the money makes sense, Masvidal hopes for a similar exemption from the UFC.
He said: “We’re locked up until it makes sense to them.
“If they said, ‘F***, this fight is gonna generate us XYZ dollars, yeah, let’s do it. We’ll put a fee on it’.”