BJ Flores Uninterested in Jake Paul vs Daniel Cormier: ‘I Am Really Not Choosing That Fight for Jake’

Published 04/27/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Daniel Cormier of the United States celebrates his victory over Derrick Lewis of the United States in their heavyweight title bout during the UFC 230 event at Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


YouTuber Jake Paul and UFC two-division champion Daniel Cormier recently had a heated skirmish at the UFC 261 in Florida, which resulted in a near- physical altercation. Although they were separated, it planted the seeds of another crossover matchup.

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But Cormier vs Paul is not on the cards, as Jake Paul’s coach BJ Flores ridiculed the idea of matching them up. Flores gave his utmost respect to ‘DC’ but revealed why it would be bizarre to put Jake Paul inside the ring with Daniel Cormier. The 42-year-old connected with The Schmo and addressed the issue with his opinion.

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“The Daniel Cormier is tough, I mean he is a little big. He is a little too big, to be honest with you. Obviously, he is a great wrestler, a great champion, but I am really not choosing that fight for Jake,” said Flores.

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Before UFC 261, Cormier and Paul also had social media banter, and neither side hesitated to pull off the scratchy words. However, it turned vile when they came face to face at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida. Daniel Cormier was the official commentator for the UFC 261, headlined by Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal. Meanwhile, ‘The Problem Child’ was in attendance.

While the duo appeared close, they got involved in an argument, and Cormier looked extremely vexed with Jake Paul. The situation became intense, and the officials jumped in to separate them.

Jake Paul and his aim at the UFC fighters

After claiming himself as a professional boxer, Jake Paul has taken constant shots at the UFC elites. He primarily targeted Conor McGregor for a lucrative showdown. However, on being ignored, he shifted his aim towards other stars.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

Ultimately, Ben Askren agreed to box him and Jake Paul bagged an easy first-round KO over the former UFC star. He is now 3-0 as a boxer and seems to look for the bigger names in his upcoming journey. As of now, Paul has recently vowed to stop Nate Diaz inside the ring and can work to seal the deal with the Stockton native. But Diaz will return to UFC 262 against Leon Edwards, so he hasn’t shown any interest in Paul.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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