“Listen Kumquat…” Jake Paul Fires at Khamzat Chimaev Over His Recent Comments

Published 11/10/2021, 7:30 AM EST


Jake Paul is not new to engaging in rivalries with bigwigs of combat sports. Paul, over the past 11 months, predominantly set his sights on UFC icons like Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, Ben Askren, and more. Recently, the YouTuber turned boxer, locked horns with rising UFC sensation, Khamzat Chimaev.

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Chimaev is getting bigger and better in the UFC, and he’s also staying active on his social handles. That said, ‘Borz’ recently took a dig at the Paul brothers, which later infuriated ‘The Problem Child’.

Taking it to his Twitter, Chimaev wrote, “I can smash this guys same night BOXING” 

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Jake Paul couldn’t hold himself back from giving it back to the Swedish Mixed Martial Artist. He wrote, “Listen Kumquat… you are just another UFC fighter pretending you can box. Sit down, shut up and pray you get paid fairly.”

Jake Paul has earned himself a lot of rivals in a relatively short span of time. He primarily targets the UFC elites, however, Khamzat Chimaev never seemed in his plans for the long run. But after ‘Borz’ fired the first shot, he may have earned himself a spot on Jake Paul’s hit list.

Jake Paul vs Khamzat Chimaev – Will it really happen?

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After his last win over Tyron Woodley, a lot of fans had a common notion, and that was to see Paul compete with a pro-boxer.

On December 18, Jake Paul will enter the boxing ring and will compete with a professional boxer for the first time. If he manages to beat Tommy Fury, he might call out Khamzat Chimaev for his next outing.

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However, if he wins, fans may want him to face more professional punchers. On the flip side, if he loses, fans may accuse him of scurrying back to fight non-professionals. Hence, it seems unlikely that Paul will face someone from the UFC or any retired MMA star.

With this, a fight between him and Chimaev seems impossible in the near future.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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