Jake Paul demolished Ben Askren in his third professional boxing match on the 17th of April, earlier this month. He then called out a lot of UFC fighters. He and his trainer J’Leon Love were also seen disrespecting veteran fighter Tyron Woodley in a backstage video.
Former UFC heavyweight and current commentator Daniel Cormier was having none of it, as he tore into Jake Paul for disrespecting someone like Woodley. Then began a war between DC and Jake Paul and it has been continuing for quite a while.
Jake Paul was one among the attendees at UFC 261, earlier this weekend. During the break between the prelims card and main card, Daniel Cormier and Jake Paul almost came to blows.
‘I respect Jake Paul the professional boxer‘ – Jon Anik
Fellow commentator Jon Anik gave further details about the incident in an interview with Mike Heck of MMA Fighting. Anik believed Cormier needed to clear the air and hence confronting Paul was a proper platform to do that.
Anik was quoted as saying, “So, if memory serves me correctly, our producer gave ‘DC’ 120 seconds to settle his business,” Anik told MMA Fighting. “Daniel Cormier’s a fighter and, as I’ve texted DC, I like when his Louisiana comes out. It’s an interesting thing because I respect Jake Paul the professional boxer. I would like to see him boxing boxers and not the worst strikers in MMA history, per se, to do something competitive.“
Anik continued, “But I’m not surprised Daniel Cormier wants to stand his ground and you’re not going to just inject DC’s name into the mix without consequences. I think he felt at peace after his conversation because he came back to the broadcast booth and not a bead of sweat on his forehead. He said his piece and felt like he needed to do that to clear the air.”
There are a plethora of fighters Jake Paul might take on in his next fight. Entrepreneur-turned-boxer Joe Fournier, Boxer and Tyson Fury’s half brother Tommy Fury, Dillon Danis and Tyron Woodley seem to be the frontrunners to face the Problem Child.