VIDEO: Daniel Cormier Confronts Jake Paul at UFC 261 as Crowd Roars ‘F**K Jake Paul’

Published 04/24/2021, 10:49 PM EDT


UFC two-division champion, Daniel Cormier, took a break from the commentary bench at UFC 261 to confront Jake Paul. Cormier’s face-to-face confrontation came after Paul took to Twitter after his last fight and called out the AKA standout. Cormier, who had initially decided not to respond to Paul on his show ‘DC and Helwani’, seemingly changed his stance.

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Jake Paul has captured the attention of the combat sports world after he violently finished Ben Askren in their boxing bout. Following his first-round KO win, fans came out and called out to Paul to take on a ‘real boxer’. As he made his way to the front row in Jacksonville, fans in attendance had a rather powerful reaction to his presence. As it stands, Paul’s star power is clearly unmatched.

However, it’s clear that Jake Paul is just about fine garnering attention by making call-outs against fighters he won’t actually face. The odds of Jake Paul vs Daniel Cormier are slim to none, however, anything can happen in fight sports.

Jake Paul: The ultimate heel

Over the past year, ‘The Problem Child’ has undoubtedly become the most polarizing figure in the combat sports world. UFC fans in attendance at UFC 261 couldn’t contain themselves when they saw Jake Paul in the crowd. As the main card fight between Anthony Smith and Jimmy Crute went along, fans began booing Paul.

However, Paul isn’t one to take things laying down and immediately flipped off the crowd. Hence, it’s evident that he’s following the mantra that any publicity is good publicity.

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Very few athletes with a 3-0 record can claim to have the acclaim that Paul has accrued throughout his short career. He is on the verge of securing another massive fight, and fans are watching his every move. However, don’t count on him stepping inside the ring against former Olympian and UFC great Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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