Jake Paul Mocks Daniel Cormier for Backing up Ben Askren

Published 03/28/2021, 2:38 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Jake Paul isn’t holding back in mocking the former UFC champion, Daniel Cormier. Prior to his boxing bout against Ben Askren, Paul has shared verbal banter with several professional fighters. Meanwhile, Cormier’s favor over Ben Askren in winning the upcoming fight doesn’t seem to have sat well with ‘The Problem Child’.

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Daniel Cormier took to Twitter and reacted to the recent face-off between Askren and Paul. While the pair got physical with each other, Cormier pointed at how Paul’s body shot couldn’t crumble ‘Funky’. That said, he backed his former UFC peer to win the fight.

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In response, Jake Paul didn’t begin a bad-blood feud. Instead, he sheepishly promoted a bitcoin service with Daniel Cormier’s photo on it.

However, the picture was taken at Cormier’s deepest career loss. After losing the second fight against Jon Jones, an emotional ‘DC’ cried away in the post-fight interview. While many applauded him for being a class act, several fans mocked him at that moment.

Jake Paul is seemingly one of the latter, as he used a smart way to trash the two-division UFC legend.

Jake Paul against pro fighters

Before bagging the fight against Ben Askren, Jake Paul was adamant about facing UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing matchup. He called out ‘Notorious’ several times and tried to make it personal with him. However, with no response from the other end, Paul moved back to the boxing circuit.

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He shared a verbal feud with Canelo Alvarez and without any legitimate response from professional combatants; he was left with limited options. That’s when Ben Askren accepted a boxing clash against him. The two will lock horns on April 17, and it will be Paul’s first fight against a professional fighter.

Meanwhile, this will be Ben Askren’s first fight as a pro boxer. So, both men will have a lot to fight for. And with so much on the line, we can expect them to present an intriguing battle.

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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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