‘F**K Jake Paul!’- UFC 261 Fans Chant Together Against YouTuber Jake Paul

Published 04/24/2021, 10:31 PM EDT


Jake Paul is a polarizing figure. The younger Paul brother has orchestrated his growth from a YouTube star to one of the biggest names in combat sports who can sell millions of pay-per-views. Along with the fame and notoriety that has come his way, so has the wrath of the MMA community. 

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Paul recently established himself as a bonafide star when he took on Ben Askren earlier this month. A vicious right hand by ‘The Problem Child’ knocked ‘Funky’ out. Following a win over a former two promotion champion, Olympian, and decorated NCAA collegiate wrestler, Paul then went on a rampage, calling out a host of fighters. 

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Paul has been dismissed as a ‘legitimate’ fighter thus far. However, after securing a win against ‘Funky’ Askren in the manner that he did, it is hard to deny that ‘The Problem Child’ knows how to fight. 

After his win, ‘The Problem Child’ was involved in trash talk against the likes of Tyron Woodley and Daniel Cormier, among others. A lot of fighters and fans alike did not like the way Paul addressed ‘The Chosen One’ (a welterweight great in the UFC) as he was inspecting Paul’s hand wraps ahead of the fight. 

Paul, who was in attendance at UFC 261, was confronted by the former two-division champion Daniel Cormier. The pair almost got into an altercation even before the fights started.

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MMA fans are a tight-knit community and showed their support by chanting abuses at Jake Paul during UFC 261 tonight.

Recently, Tyron Woodley was released from the UFC and is now a free agent. After his altercation with the celebrity boxer in the locker room, he stated he was interested in a fight against ‘The Problem Child’.

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His free agency status would help him secure this fight easily. ‘The Problem Child vs ‘The Chosen One’ would be an excellent litmus test for the former, as the former UFC welterweight champion is a deadly striker. 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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