Tyron Woodley was banned from knocking Jake Paul out when they met in the boxing ring earlier this year, claims Conor McGregor's training partner Dillon Danis.
Woodley, a former UFC Welterweight champion, suffered a split-decision loss against Paul back in August despite his lengthier career in the combat sports world.
He was unable to stop the YouTuber-turned-boxer in their eight-round boxing encounter, forcing him to get the sentence 'I love Jake Paul' tattooed on his middle finger.
However, Danis has suggested Woodley was actually forbidden from knocking Paul out in their fight after agreeing to the stipulation in his contract.
The Bellator star, who has trained alongside McGregor for a number of years, said on the MMA Hour: "Tyron Woodley, from what I heard, had it in the contract that he was not allowed to knock out Jake Paul.
"I swear on anything, when he was against the ropes, I swear, that’s why when Jake Paul was against the ropes, Tyron Woodley didn’t hit him.
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"I’m telling you right now. It was in his contract where it said you’re not allowed to knock him out."
Danis was due to lock horns with Paul himself back in 2020, only for their proposed bout to fall through at the back end of the year.
And the 28-year-old has revealed that injury prevented their fight from going ahead.
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He added: “So, I’m allowed to do boxing, I’m saying in a month-and-a-half, two months. Right now, I can’t. I’m not allowed to turn my leg, so I can’t even do boxing. I’m not allowed to even pivot, that’s what I’m saying.
“I don’t think it’s about not being [able to fight him]. I think the fight will happen. He’s still calling me out. I mean, the thing is like, these fights should happen, you know.
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"It’s just like Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. These fights need to happen. And I think that me and him have so much beef.
"It’s not like anything ever happened – He hasn’t lost. I haven’t lost. I think we should do it.”
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