Jake Paul "paid Woodley to hold back" during fight claims UFC star Covington
UFC star Colby Covington has again claimed Tyron Woodley was "paid to hold back" against Jake Paul as the YouTuber prepares for his next bout.
Paul (4-0) returns to the ring next month to face Tommy Fury (7-0) – brother of two-time heavyweight champion Tyson.
The fight, pitted as "One Will Fall", takes place in Tampa Bay, Florida, on December 18 with both boxers putting their undefeated records on the line.
But now ahead of the fight Covington has accused Paul, who has always denied the accusations, of bribing his opponents when speaking to MMA News.
He said: "That was definitely a work, without a doubt. You know Tyron Woodley was paid to hold back and not go off on 'snake' Paul.
"He [Woodley] had him hurt and concussed bad in the fourth [round]. Literally, almost fell out of the ring. And he kind of just held him up. He didn't try and finish him right there.
"So you could tell that Tyron Woodley was paid to take a dive and it was a work. So not really much you can think about him at work when someone has a bunch of money from YouTube and Disney.
"He [Paul] can pay people off and that is what he did."
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Paul though has rigorously denied the allegations stating Covington is using his name to claim some of the limelight, as per the Mirror Online.
He said: "They want to get into headlines and get reporters to ask them about that exact question and put their name into the mix so that they can get a little bit of clout.
"Having a no knockout clause in a contract, I've never heard of that, and first of all that's highly illegal.
"I'd be in jail! That's rigging a fight, I would literally be in prison if that were actually a real thing."
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