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Colby Covington sensational claimed that Tyron Woodley was paid by Jake Paul not to knock him out when they fought.

The former UFC welterweight champion suffered a decision loss to Paul in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, in August.

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Paul beat MMA fighter Woodley by split decision

There are those who suggested that “The Chosen One” was paid for not finishing the fight.

In the fourth round of the contest, the YouTube star was sent crashing into the ropes as an overhand right landed, but Woodley remained cautious rather than heading towards the finish.

Although Paul categorically denied these claims, Covington insists Woodley was “paid to dive.”

He told MMA News: “It was really a job, without a doubt. You know Tyron Woodley was paid to hold back and not go after ‘Snake’ Paul.

Colby Covington Says ‘Tyron Woodley Was Paid To Hold’ Against Jake Paul Not The YouTube Star KO’d In Last Fight

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Woodley almost took out Jake Paul, but ultimately lost

Colby Covington Says ‘Tyron Woodley Was Paid To Hold’ Against Jake Paul Not The YouTube Star KO’d In Last Fight

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Covington is on his way home after losing to Kamaru Usman at UFC 268

“He [Woodley] had injured and concussed him in the fourth [round]. Literally, almost fell out of the ring. And he kind of held it back. He didn’t try to end it there.

“So you could tell Tyron Woodley was paid to dive and it was a job. So you can’t really think of him at work when someone’s got a lot of money from YouTube and Disney.

“He [Paul] can pay people and that’s what he did.

Paul will return to the ring on December 18 when he takes on Britain’s Tommy Fury, but John Fury has refuted any claim that his son is willing to lose money.

Colby Covington Says ‘Tyron Woodley Was Paid To Hold’ Against Jake Paul Not The YouTube Star KO’d In Last Fight

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Paul prepares to fight Tommy Fury on December 18

“All kinds of stuff in the contract,” Fury told YouTube star Rob Moore. “You have to do this and you have to do that.

“I could go into it more and more, but I don’t want to bore people with politics.

“I don’t even care, because of what they’re going to do, they’re going to do it anyway. We just want the fight because we know we can win it.

“People think Tommy is paid to lose, they’re kidding. A Fury would rather be put to death than go down this road.

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