UFC star Darren Stewart will quit fighting if Tyron Woodley loses to Jake Paul

British UFC star Darren Stewart has vowed to quit fighting and turn to a life of making YouTube videos if Tyron Woodley loses his boxing match to Jake Paul in August.

Paul has opened as a slight favourite with bookmakers in what will be his third professional boxing fight.

But Stewart believes he may have bitten off more than he can chew by agreeing to take on former UFC champion Woodley.

"I don't know who's going to win that one, I'm sad to say," he told Mirror Fighting . "But if Jake Paul wins? I'm quitting, I'm going off to be a YouTuber."

During his previous fights, fans on social media have noted that Stewart is a doppelganger for Woodley and a slew of memes have circulated around their similarities.

During his previous fights, fans on social media have noted that Stewart is a doppelganger for Woodley and a slew of memes have circulated around their similarities.

But he insists that as he moves up to light-heavyweight from middleweight and gains 20lbs for his rematch with Eryk Anders next weekend, he will shed the comparisons due to his face rounding out.

"I don't get offended no more," he added. "I'm used to it now and when I fight at light-heavyweight I never look like him.

"I haven't had it much lately, it's when I'm cutting weight and [my cheekbones] go in that I look like him, you know what I mean?"

Stewart's last outing in the UFC ended in controversy when after taking an illegal knee from Anders, the bout was ruled a no contest.

And just a week prior, Petr Yan had lost his bantamweight title for a similarly illegal manoeuvre, leaving fans confused as to what the difference was.

Ultimately, it was explained that since Yan had landed his in the fourth round while Anders' was in the first, the circumstances were deemed to be different.

But that doesn't sit right with Stewart, who has questioned the implementation of the MMA rules even after over a decade years in the sport.

"I'm in MMA 11 years and I still don't know the rules," he explained. "I don't get it, like, when he hit me I was getting up anyway because I'm a warrior.

"But I thought 'you know what? He caught me, ref's jumped in, let me stay on the floor for a little bit, rub my head a bit, get my little five minutes', but I didn't get five minutes.

"When do you get five minutes? Is it only for an eye poke or a kick in the balls? I'm just confused with the rules, he did what he did, I'm not angry at him, he threw a shot, that's out of his hands.

"I'm angry at the referee and the doctor, I've answered his question, they've asked me to walk to them, and they've still given it as a DQ, I don't get it."

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