Jake Paul plans to "break the Drake curse" by knocking out Tyron Woodley

Rapper Drake and MMA analyst Chael Sonnen are notorious for passing on bad luck to athletes and sport teams, but Jake Paul wants to break that curse by defeating Tyron Woodley.

'The Drake Curse' has proved real for fighters such as Conor McGregor and Anthony Joshua, who after posing for pictures with the rapper went on to lose their next fights.

Sonnen, a former UFC fighter turned MMA analyst, has also proved to be woeful in his fight predictions.

He even predicted Ben Askren would win every round against Paul when the two fought earlier this year, but Paul would win by first round stoppage.

And Paul, who says that Sonnen has picked him to win against Tyron Woodley this Sunday, wants to break the curses.

He said on the ' Impaulsive ' podcast: "I do have a couple curses going into this fight. The Drake curse, so any time he has publicly supported an athlete, they lose.

"And Chael Sonnen, same thing. As soon as he predicts someone’s gonna win, they lose.

"I plan on saging myself and doing spiritual cleansing the week of the fight to lift the Drake curse. I don't know what I'm going to do, but I need to get rid of this Drake curse somehow."

Paul will step in the ring for the fourth time as a professional this Sunday. He knocked out fellow YouTube star AnEsongib and former NBA point guard Nate Robinson before defeating Askren in April.

But despite the step up in competition, Paul thinks the former UFC champion Woodley will be knocked out in the first round.

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He told Sky Sports: "Before this camp, I said three [rounds] and now I'm thinking two. But to be honest, something in my heart tells me it's going to be another one round fight.

"As crazy as that sounds, I think it's going to be a very very short night for Tyron.

"Let's hope Tyron is very very prepared and is a lot better than I expected. Because then the fight will go into the later rounds where I am actually a better fighter.

"I'm just built different. I have something inside of me that is just a natural born fighter with natural power. You can teach a lot of things but you can't teach speed and power. I think that's why my fights have ended so early."

Paul said at the final press conference for his fight with Woodley that he has no respect for the former UFC champ's skills and is purposely "overlooking" him.

'The Problem Child' is hoping to fight the likes of pound-for-pound No.1 Canelo Alvarez and UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman with a win against Woodley.

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