Gleison Tibau doesn’t see how Rory MacDonald would have won at PFL 5, vows to KO him in rematch

Gleison Tibau won a split decision over fellow UFC veteran Rory MacDonald in the main event of PFL 5. | Cooper Neill, PFLGleison Tibau had his hand raised after 15 minutes of fighting Rory MacDonald in the main event of Thursday night’s PFL 5 in Atlantic City, leading to the Canadian star calling the split decision “a clear robbery.” Even though the Brazilian veteran admits he was surprised by the fact that MacDonald was able to secure a takedown and take his back during the three-round contest, Tibau doesn’t feel the former Bellator welterweight champion had done enough to go home with the victory. Tibau revealed he didn’t fought the way he usually does because he tore his biceps four weeks before PFL 5, and considered pulling out of the fight. “I was very comfortable in the fight, and I saw I could have done more,” Tibau said in an interview with MMA Fighting. “I had the tools to do more. I pulled the brakes a little bit, I could have done more. It was a tough win, a difficult one, but we got it.” “He’s a legend in Canada, an idol in Canada, and it’s normal that a country would have his back,” he said of the judging controversy. “But, watching the fight, I can’t give him the [win]. It wasn’t an easy fight, we know it was a tough one, but I was way more effective with my strikes, hunting him down. He was kind of running away a little bit. I think it couldn’t have been a different result.” MacDonald advanced to the welterweight playoffs despite the defeat, and Tibau believes the Canadian can go on to win the million-dollar prize in the end. Tibau says PFL president Ray Sefo promised him a contract for the 2022 season before the official decision was read on Thursday, and he’s currently booked to face Sadibou Sy in a non-playoff bout at PFL 8 in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 19. MacDonald will face Ray Cooper III in the semifinals, while Joao Zeferino battles Magomed Magomedkerimov for the second spot in the finals. If victorious at PFL 8, Tibau believes he can end up in the 2021 finals if one of those four welterweights get injured. “Next time I’ll knock him out,” Tibau said of a potential rematch with MacDonald. “I already know the path. I felt I could have knocked him out. He wouldn’t have handled the pressure If we were in a five-round fight. He already wanted the fight to be over. I felt that.”

Gleison Tibau doesn’t see how Rory MacDonald would have won at PFL 5, vows to KO him in rematch
Gleison Tibau won a split decision over fellow UFC veteran Rory MacDonald in the main event of PFL 5. | Cooper Neill, PFL

Gleison Tibau had his hand raised after 15 minutes of fighting Rory MacDonald in the main event of Thursday night’s PFL 5 in Atlantic City, leading to the Canadian star calling the split decision “a clear robbery.”

Even though the Brazilian veteran admits he was surprised by the fact that MacDonald was able to secure a takedown and take his back during the three-round contest, Tibau doesn’t feel the former Bellator welterweight champion had done enough to go home with the victory.

Tibau revealed he didn’t fought the way he usually does because he tore his biceps four weeks before PFL 5, and considered pulling out of the fight.

“I was very comfortable in the fight, and I saw I could have done more,” Tibau said in an interview with MMA Fighting. “I had the tools to do more. I pulled the brakes a little bit, I could have done more. It was a tough win, a difficult one, but we got it.”

“He’s a legend in Canada, an idol in Canada, and it’s normal that a country would have his back,” he said of the judging controversy. “But, watching the fight, I can’t give him the [win]. It wasn’t an easy fight, we know it was a tough one, but I was way more effective with my strikes, hunting him down. He was kind of running away a little bit. I think it couldn’t have been a different result.”

MacDonald advanced to the welterweight playoffs despite the defeat, and Tibau believes the Canadian can go on to win the million-dollar prize in the end.

Tibau says PFL president Ray Sefo promised him a contract for the 2022 season before the official decision was read on Thursday, and he’s currently booked to face Sadibou Sy in a non-playoff bout at PFL 8 in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 19.

MacDonald will face Ray Cooper III in the semifinals, while Joao Zeferino battles Magomed Magomedkerimov for the second spot in the finals. If victorious at PFL 8, Tibau believes he can end up in the 2021 finals if one of those four welterweights get injured.

“Next time I’ll knock him out,” Tibau said of a potential rematch with MacDonald. “I already know the path. I felt I could have knocked him out. He wouldn’t have handled the pressure If we were in a five-round fight. He already wanted the fight to be over. I felt that.”

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Morning Report: Tyron Woodley predicts third-round knockout of Jake Paul, suggests future fight with Logan Paul

Over the past few years, Tyron Woodley has had a rough go of things inside the cage. After losing his UFC welterweight title to Kamaru Usman in 2019, Woodley has since dropped another three fights in a row, failing to win a single round and raising serious questions among fans about his future in fighting. Fortunately for Woodley, he knows just what will get him back on track: knocking out a YouTuber in a high-profile boxing match. Later this summer, Woodley will face former Disney Channel star turned boxer Jake Paul in a grudge match fight that was set up when Paul knocked out Woodley’s longtime friend and training partner Ben Askren earlier this year. The fight figures to be one of the more successful pay-per-views of the year and Woodley says that for him it’s a chance to make everyone forget about his string of bad performances. “This is a new chapter for me,” Woodley told Michael Bisping on the Believe You Me podcast. “You know how this sport works, when you knock a motherf*cker out, you go to the next level and you really start to get on a roll, nobody’s gonna remember those fights. To be honest, all those fights during the pandemic, all the fights during the APEX, no crowd, that’s gonna all become an exhibition in our life. That’s not gonna be remembered like the UFC 205s or the big U2 arena fights. The fans made it. The fans made it what it was, so for me, I think what people are going to see is a continuation of what they saw against (Vicente) Luque but without me getting caught. The pressure, the dominance. He’s back.” This is not the first time Woodley has said he’s “back to his old self”. Woodley has asserted something similar after each of his previous four losses, yet a win to break up the losing streak remains elusive. However, each of those losses came against a top-five welterweight, whereas Paul, though he has certainly shown some aptitude for boxing, is a far cry from world-class MMA fighters like Kamaru Usman. That difference, Woodley says, is going to reveal itself early, leading to a knockout in the first half of the fight. “I think three,” Woodley said. “First round sounds cocky, sounds dope, but I just know that if I’m fighting Tyron Woodley, everyone is going to tell him to cover up, weather the storm, clinch him, grab him, keep him away from you, stay at distance, watch out for the right hand. I’ve got to set a couple traps so I may need a round or two to set some traps, see what he responds to and I think third round I should be able to clean up the deal.” Though the fight is still months away, the general consensus appears to be that a finish is in store either way. Woodley is one of the biggest hitters in MMA welterweight history and Paul has thus far shown to have substantial power of his own. That’s a big difference for Paul though who has thus far not fought someone who presented a real threat to knock him out and even Paul seems to realize that, asking for an automatic rematch clause during contract negotiations with Woodley. Of course, “The Chosen One” was only too happy to oblige to that stipulation as his plan is to knockout Paul and then do it again for twice the money. And then, if Jake Paul’s older brother Logan wants to get involved, Woodley would be happy to keep the money train rolling. “At the end of the day, he’s gonna get beat up, he’s gonna get knocked out,” Woodley said. “Hopefully it’s not too bad because what’s happening is, his people are gassing him up that he can win. He accepted this fight and I was very surprised he accepted this fight. They’re gassing him up and they’re giving him that ‘You’ve got the power. He’s old. He ain’t won a fight a million years. You the younger, more hungry, he’s taking you lightly, you can beat him!’ They’re lying to this kid and they’re gonna get him f*cked up. So what’s gonna happen is, I’m gonna beat him, I’m gonna knock him out, and hopefully it’s not too bad where he doesn’t want to do it again because I want to take the money again. I want to rob the bank twice. So that’s the plan. “I really don’t have smoke with his brother Logan but sh*t, after he sees what I do to his brother he might want to get the hands too.” Woodley and Paul are set to face each other on Aug. 28 in Miami, Fla. TOP STORIES Spider. Anderson Silva pulls off upset to beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. by split decision in return to boxing. Results. Chan Sung Jung wins unanimous decision over Dan Ige at UFC Vegas 29. Future. Anderson Silva undecided on future after stunning upset win in boxing. Fight. The Korean Zombie takes post-win shot at Max Holloway: ‘He doesn’t have punching power’. Arrested. UFC veteran Luis Pena arrested, charged with robbery, battery. $$$. UFC 263 reportedly sells 600,000 pay-per-views worldwide. VIDEO STEW UFC Vegas 29 Post Show. Silva-Chavez Jr. Fight Companion. UFC 263 Thrill and Agony. Ringside physician discussing Kanako Murata’s delayed elbow dislocation. Chael opining on celebrity boxing. LISTEN UP Severe MMA. Disc

Morning Report: Tyron Woodley predicts third-round knockout of Jake Paul, suggests future fight with Logan Paul

Over the past few years, Tyron Woodley has had a rough go of things inside the cage. After losing his UFC welterweight title to Kamaru Usman in 2019, Woodley has since dropped another three fights in a row, failing to win a single round and raising serious questions among fans about his future in fighting. Fortunately for Woodley, he knows just what will get him back on track: knocking out a YouTuber in a high-profile boxing match.

Later this summer, Woodley will face former Disney Channel star turned boxer Jake Paul in a grudge match fight that was set up when Paul knocked out Woodley’s longtime friend and training partner Ben Askren earlier this year. The fight figures to be one of the more successful pay-per-views of the year and Woodley says that for him it’s a chance to make everyone forget about his string of bad performances.

“This is a new chapter for me,” Woodley told Michael Bisping on the podcast. “You know how this sport works, when you knock a motherf*cker out, you go to the next level and you really start to get on a roll, nobody’s gonna remember those fights. To be honest, all those fights during the pandemic, all the fights during the APEX, no crowd, that’s gonna all become an exhibition in our life. That’s not gonna be remembered like the UFC 205s or the big U2 arena fights. The fans made it. The fans made it what it was, so for me, I think what people are going to see is a continuation of what they saw against (Vicente) Luque but without me getting caught. The pressure, the dominance. He’s back.”

This is not the first time Woodley has said he’s “back to his old self”. Woodley has asserted something similar after each of his previous four losses, yet a win to break up the losing streak remains elusive. However, each of those losses came against a top-five welterweight, whereas Paul, though he has certainly shown some aptitude for boxing, is a far cry from world-class MMA fighters like Kamaru Usman. That difference, Woodley says, is going to reveal itself early, leading to a knockout in the first half of the fight.

“I think three,” Woodley said. “First round sounds cocky, sounds dope, but I just know that if I’m fighting Tyron Woodley, everyone is going to tell him to cover up, weather the storm, clinch him, grab him, keep him away from you, stay at distance, watch out for the right hand. I’ve got to set a couple traps so I may need a round or two to set some traps, see what he responds to and I think third round I should be able to clean up the deal.”

Though the fight is still months away, the general consensus appears to be that a finish is in store either way. Woodley is one of the biggest hitters in MMA welterweight history and Paul has thus far shown to have substantial power of his own. That’s a big difference for Paul though who has thus far not fought someone who presented a real threat to knock him out and even Paul seems to realize that, asking for an automatic rematch clause during contract negotiations with Woodley. Of course, “The Chosen One” was only too happy to oblige to that stipulation as his plan is to knockout Paul and then do it again for twice the money. And then, if Jake Paul’s older brother Logan wants to get involved, Woodley would be happy to keep the money train rolling.

“At the end of the day, he’s gonna get beat up, he’s gonna get knocked out,” Woodley said. “Hopefully it’s not too bad because what’s happening is, his people are gassing him up that he can win. He accepted this fight and I was very surprised he accepted this fight. They’re gassing him up and they’re giving him that ‘You’ve got the power. He’s old. He ain’t won a fight a million years. You the younger, more hungry, he’s taking you lightly, you can beat him!’ They’re lying to this kid and they’re gonna get him f*cked up. So what’s gonna happen is, I’m gonna beat him, I’m gonna knock him out, and hopefully it’s not too bad where he doesn’t want to do it again because I want to take the money again. I want to rob the bank twice. So that’s the plan.

“I really don’t have smoke with his brother Logan but sh*t, after he sees what I do to his brother he might want to get the hands too.”

Woodley and Paul are set to face each other on Aug. 28 in Miami, Fla.


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