Kamaru Usman Says Jake Paul Making More Noise Than Fighters in His UFC Division

Published 05/22/2021, 9:10 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman is one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. Such has been his dominance that he’s unbeaten in his entire UFC career of 13 matches and has lost only once in 20 fights. He last fought against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 and successfully defended his title.

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It’s all unclear at this moment who’s going to fight him next. Although, the champ feels that there’s no spark right now in the division to excite him.

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The Nigerian mauler recently appeared for an interview where he discussed some fighters who might challenge him. He also had one name in his mind who he wants to face- Jake Paul.

“We have got this YouTube fighter running his mouth now saying that he wants to box,” Usman said.

“He wants to test himself. I think that’s the guy I can go out and knock out really quickly and make it home for dinner. So I think that’s also an interesting one as well.”

He further said, “It’s up to these guys to break through and it’s up to them to show me something and let me ‘I’m this guy. I’m the dangerous guy’. (But) right now, none of the guys (welterweight roster) I’m worried about.

“I think the YouTube guy right now is actually you know, making more noise than all other guys,” he concluded.

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Kamaru Usman had exchanged few words with Jake Paul over Twitter

The ‘Problem child’ Paul is certainly riding high after knocking out former MMA great Ben Askren last month. He then extended his career record to 3-0. Last month, he uploaded a photo of Usman and his daughter enjoying in Disneyland, as a response to Usman’s earlier claims that he won’t fight with a Disney kid.

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Usman took some time to make a note of it and had a befitting reply in store. He wrote, ” I understand you think this is a game which is probably why you don’t realize that this is how people Truly get hurt. I don’t play fighting and I can change your life in the worst way.”

For the time being, the clash seems to be at a distance as Paul is gearing up for a clash with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. But Usman isn’t the first who Paul has targeted and won’t be the last as well.

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Can we see those two colliding someday?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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