‘It Just Doesn’t Make Sense’- Chuck Liddell Plays Down Potential Jake Paul Fight

Published 05/29/2021, 9:54 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 09: Retired mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell speaks during a panel discussion at the UFC Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell has been involved with YouTuber turned pro-boxer Jake Paul in a Twitter spat. ‘The Problem Child’ has created some noise by boxing non-boxers inside the squared ring. His stock rose even further after his win against Ben Askren recently.

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Paul has been disrespectful to other fighters and mocked them relentlessly. Combat sports fans didn’t like those antics from him. They have called for a proper striker to fight him and shut him up. Recently, a fan requested ‘The Iceman’ on Twitter to take care of Paul and close this drama once and for all.

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“I’m ready anytime for that clown,” Liddell responded to that. Since then, he appeared for an interview with TMZ Sports. Liddell dismissed a possible fight between him and ‘The Problem Child’. The former UFC superstar believes it would be unfair for them to fight as he would hurt Paul badly. Moreover, Liddell believes Paul himself doesn’t want his smoke at all.

He’s not good enough to fight me,” said Liddell. “It just doesn’t make sense for him. None of it makes sense for this guy. He’s going to risk getting hurt like that?” he further added.

Liddell was one of the most vicious strikers to ever grace the UFC Octagon. His 13 career wins by knockout prove that point as well. So, one might understand why he thinks Paul doesn’t want his smoke by any means at all.

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Paul has beaten 3 non-boxers in his career. The only actual fighter in his record is a retired Ben Askren. Also, throughout his fighting career, ‘Funky’ was not known to be a striker. So, his first-round knockout win isn’t something glorious by any means.

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 04: Chuck Liddell celebrates after knockout out Randy Couture at UFC 57 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 4, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Liddell, on the other hand, has been irrelevant for almost over a decade now. One might argue that his 2018 fight with Tito Ortiz shouldn’t have happened in the first place. But he remains a legend of the sport and probably still has the skills to dismantle Paul.

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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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