‘You’re an Embarrassment’- Jake Paul Mocks Daniel Cormier After UFC 261 Confrontation

Published 04/28/2021, 10:41 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 got into a confrontation with Daniel Cormier at UFC 261. ‘The Problem Child’ was present in the arena to watch the pay-per-view, and Cormier was doing his broadcasting duties for the UFC. The duo has previously traded words as Paul knocked out Ben Askren just over a week ago.

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However, Paul wasn’t scared of DC at all during the confrontation and explained what actually happened between them. In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, he said that he was sitting behind the commentary booth at UFC 261. DC walked up to him and warned Paul to keep his name out of the former’s mouth. Paul insists it was Cormier who first talked bout him, not the other way around.

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He also said he’s gonna slap me when he sees me, he said, I’m gonna if I ever see Jake Paul, I’m going to slap him. I’m going to slap him in the face. And then he sees me. I’m right there. Arm’s length. He does nothing like, it’s funny. It’s funny to me. And I saw he said something about like, Oh, I couldn’t have beat him up because I was at work. And I would have gotten in trouble like, bro, are you? Are you about your? Are you not about you? Dana White wouldn’t have done anything,” said Paul.

If you wanted to lay hands on me. You had your chance. And you bi*ched out, and it’s embarrassing, and you’re an embarrassment, and you’re not a man of your word,” the YouTuber further added.

Is Jake Paul vs Daniel Cormier: A fight in the making?

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Paul is 3-0 in his boxing career and has just beaten former multi-organization MMA champion, Ben Askren. But if he is ready to take on a legend like Cormier remains to be seen. Unlike Askren, Cormier can actually strike and has vicious power in his hands. He has knocked out several heavyweights and light-heavyweights in his fighting career.

ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 29: Daniel Cormier taunts opponent Jon Jones (not pictured in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 214 event at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

So, if ‘The Problem Child‘ should risk stepping into a fight against Cormier, remains questionable. But his star is shining brighter than ever currently, and he seems ready to take on all comers. Certainly, Paul has created the necessary buzz with his actions.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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