Tyron Woodley called out Olajide Olatunde, better known as YouTuber and UK rapper KSI at a Global Titans boxing event over the weekend.
In a video uploaded to Woodley’s Twitter account, the former UFC welterweight champion repeatedly taunted KSI repeatedly asking him, “Are you gonna sign the contract?”
“You gonna keep running or what?” Tyron Woodley yelled. “Are you gonna sign the contract or what? Are you gonna sign the contract or what? You say when. You said you’d fight anyone. So are you gonna sign the contract or what?”
Finishing his MMA career with a record of 19-7-1, ‘The Chosen One’ has yet to find the same success in the squared circle as he did in the Octagon. Capturing the UFC welterweight title at UFC 201, Woodley successfully defended it three times before dropping the belt to Kamaru Usman nearly three years later. The loss to ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ would be the first in a four-fight losing streak that would ultimately result in his exit from the UFC.
Tyron Woodley Looking for His First Boxing Victory Against KSI
Moving from the cage to the ring in 2021, Tyron Woodley faced YouTuber turned professional boxer, Jake Paul, on two separate occasions, losing in both instances. Woodley was on the wrong side of a split decision in their first meeting. Stepping in on short notice four months later, Woodley was once again on the losing end, suffering a brutal one-hit knockout in the second round.
Since then, Woodley has been looking for his next fight and appears to have KSI in his crosshairs. The UK social media star is currently undefeated in his professional boxing career, though that only consists of one fight with the older Paul brother and current WWE Superstar, Logan Paul. KSI earned a split decision in the 2019 contest. He would vanish from the ring for nearly three years before making his return last August.
KSI returned to the ring as part of a boxing event that was more representative of a circus. Facing two opponents in one evening, KSI scored exhibition wins over a criminally under-trained rapper by the name of Swarmz and Luis Almeida, a 2-6 boxer out of Sonora, Mexico.
With ex-MMA stars and YouTubers taking over the world of boxing and tanking pay-per-view buy rates in the process, the question isn’t whether or not KSI will answer the challenge of Tyron Woodley. The question is, will anyone care?