Tyron Woodley has given a fan $5,000 after challenging his followers to create the best meme of his knockout loss to Jake Paul last weekend.
Woodley was brutally knocked out by Paul in the sixth round of their rematch, being left motionless after he fell face-first on the canvas.
The loss marked the first time Woodley had been knocked in over nine years, with MMA veteran Nate Marquardt being the only other fighter to render him unconscious.
And Woodley has seemingly taken the loss to Paul in his stride after awarding one of his followers who created a meme of him being knocked out the cash prize.
Woodley wrote in the post: "They thought a lesson would make me quit. That s*** made me laugh. I been here before.
"But y'all real funny wit the memes. some of that shit i gotta laugh at myself. People talented at photoshop and editing. Might as well get paid for it.
"Here you go. 5 Bands to the funniest video/pic."
An Instagram user named Chris Ashley won the prize after editing Woodley laid out on a sofa next to Conor McGregor and other opponents who have been knocked out by Paul.
The win was Paul's fifth of his professional career and it meant – after outpointing Woodley in August – he has now knocked out every opponent he's faced.
Woodley – who stepped up on two weeks notice to fight Paul – previously outlined his plans to fight four times in four different disciplines next year.
The former UFC welterweight champion is now 0-2 as a boxer but vowed he is not "done" after his recent loss and asked people to not look at him with "sorrow eyes".
And Woodley said it's time that people should start respecting Paul as a legitimate fighter.
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"I went back and looked at it like why the f*** did I drop my hand. I had both hands up, I knew it was coming and I was ready to block it," he said after the fight.
"I don't know if he delayed it, but even if he didn't delay it, I don't know why I dropped my hand. In this sport, it only takes one mistake.
"The goal this time around was to extend my punches, work the body a little bit, to press him a bit more and be a bit more active. I didn't want to let him get three rounds ahead.
"At some point, you're gonna have to start putting a little respect on Jake's name. I never really disrespected him as a power puncher, that's why my defence was so tight."
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