Surprise, surprise – Tyron Woodley’s ‘I love Jake Paul’ tattoo is fading Woodley and Paul do battle for the second time this weekend after the latter secured a split decision victory back in August.
As a result of the first fight, Woodley lost a bet where he had to get ‘I love Jake Paul’ tattooed on his person. Paul said in order to get a rematch, he had to get the tattoo.
Eventually, Woodley did indeed get the tattoo but he got it along his finger – and a very choice one, at that.
With the second fight upon us, the tattoo is now barely visible and Woodley has explained why.
“I purposely did it to troll the troll,” Woodley explained after showing that his inner middle finger tattoo had almost completely disappeared.
“Anybody who has a tattoo on the inside of their hand, or a tattoo artist, knows it fades.
“I got it on the finger that means the opposite of love, I put it on that finger but I knew it was going to wear down.
“Taking showers, washing your hands, boxing, battle ropes, turf – I didn’t want to walk around with his name on me for the rest of my life.
“I agreed not to have it removed, I agreed to have it permanent, but I never felt I lost the fight anyway, so I wasn’t super psyched about getting it.
“It wasn’t something I mapped out and had all this work into it.”
Speaking to talkSPORT after Woodley got the tattoo, Paul said he believed his foe was looking for loopholes even then.
“The weird thing about it, and I’m saying this on record right now, is the tattoo is on his middle finger and it’s done in a way where he can change it to say ‘f*** Jake Paul’.
“He did it so the I looks like an F or could be changed to that, so I think personally he’s going to change it to say f*** Jake Paul on his middle finger.
“It goes perfectly with that, so I’m calling it out right now. He’s trying to find loopholes and be slick but he’s not as smart as he thinks he is,” Paul said.
There are no tattoos at stake this weekend, but Paul has agreed to pay Woodley $500,000 if the former UFC man can knock out the YouTuber-turned-boxer.