Tyron Woodley settled a bet with Jake Paul on Monday and the rest of the MMA community had something to say about it.
Prior to their recent Showtime boxing bout, Paul and Woodley made an informal bet that the loser would have to have the winner’s name tattooed somewhere on their body. Paul defeated Woodley by decision, and afterward, the topic of the tattoo immediately came up. Woodley said he would get the tattoo if Paul agreed to a rematch, and initially, Paul agreed before deciding to move on when the ink wasn’t committed on fight night.
Later, the former UFC welterweight champion announced that he would be getting the tattoo, and on Monday, he shared a picture with “I love Jake Paul” inked across his middle finger.
His MMA peers were quick to comment, with reactions ranging from secondhand embarrassment to questions over whether the tattoo is even real. Former UFC fighter Dan Hardy went as far as demonstrate how easily the tattoo could be faked.
See Hardy’s comments and more below.
♂️ ♂️ ♂️ ♂️ ♂️ https://t.co/vg83G89tr3— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) September 27, 2021
Anyone who has a tattoo knows that’s not a tattoo.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) September 27, 2021
What a dork. https://t.co/tO7nxKuiAW
I’ve seen some of the tattoos y’all have PAID FOR.— Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) September 27, 2021
Don’t pretend for $2,000,000 you wouldn’t Mike Tyson that across your face. pic.twitter.com/ACm2wCdlUT
I guess in the contract it never said “permanent” tattoo. https://t.co/6X9GpxDz8d— scott askham (@scottaskham1) September 27, 2021
Seemingly aware of the criticism, Woodley later shared a video showing part of the procedure.
For those claiming the Woodley tattoo is fake. This is from him. pic.twitter.com/B56ciijTbm— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 27, 2021
So you left out the ‘LOVE’ part, and that’s written in pen, @TWooodley? Well played.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) September 27, 2021
It looks like a tattoo your friend did when you were both drunk.
An embarrassing tattoo is one thing, but a bad embarrassing tattoo is a whole other. ♂️ https://t.co/xR7I7ObQQy
Soon, Woodley turned his attention to Hardy.
your ufc career is embarrassing. You claim to fame is you got stomped by GSP and didn't die. everything was by design. i'll keep setting trends while you tweet https://t.co/YA0qPwb68y pic.twitter.com/iKpiBmZG2Q— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) September 27, 2021
You’re trending because you’ve got @jakepaul tattooed on your finger.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) September 27, 2021
Congratulations on your championship success. I remember the crowds booing in appreciation as you wore your heel out against the fence, backing up and avoiding the fight. https://t.co/qcXljcDx6r
Belt and titles. Things you dreamed of. They cheered as you were carried out on a stretcher. Champs now were in diapers last time you fought. Keep living your dream on the bag in your garage. From Outlaw to Uber Black driver https://t.co/WduPYoUSV7— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) September 27, 2021