Bristol, CN, (April twenty eighth, 2021)-– Daniel Cormier was working within the sales space with Joe Rogan as a UFC 261 commentator when it was dropped at his consideration that Jake Paul had simply arrived, when the gang began a F*ck Jake Paul”  chant in Jacksonville, FL, Vystar Veterans Memorial Area.

Moments later, Cormier appeared behind him on the YouTube star-turned-professional boxer and was bowled over by what he noticed.

Daniel Cormier’s Assertion

“He’s like making faces at me and waving at me,” Cormier mentioned Monday on his “DC & Helwani” ESPN present.

“I’m like, what on the earth is going on? What is going on? … This 24-year-old child is heckling me. He’s heckling me. He’s like a troll however like a well-known troll.”

Cormier mentioned he knew instantly that he wouldn’t tolerate Paul’s antics.

All he might assume to himself was, “This man’s being so ridiculous. I would like to inform him one thing.”

So he requested his producers for a two-minute break earlier than the pay-per-view went to air. Cormier didn’t give a purpose, simply that he wanted two minutes to step away from the sales space.

That’s when he walked in the direction of Jake Paul.

“So I simply stroll over there, and he sort of leans in like we’re gonna have a dialog, and his arms are in his pocket,” Cormier mentioned.

“I mentioned, ‘Hey, I’m not gonna play your video games. I’m going, ‘Don’t mess with me. I’m not a child to play with like this. I’m not gonna be on the web messing round and all this different stuff.’ I’m going, ‘Preserve my title out of your mouth.’ As soon as the safety and everyone obtained round, he began to play massive boy slightly bit, begins making an attempt to level and do all that. However initially his arms are in his pocket and he sort of leans in.

“I mentioned, ‘I’m not gonna play your sport.’ I mentioned, ‘You’re gonna get your self harm messing round. I’m not gonna battle with you and play these public shenanigans.’ I’m going, ‘Preserve my title out of your mouth.’ He goes, ‘Nicely, you mentioned my title first.’ Don’t play with me. I’m not a child to be messing with like that.”

Jake Paul Responds

Jake Paul responded again and mentioned he isn’t fascinated by preventing in MMA with Daniel Cormier, however is more than pleased to step into the boxing ring with the previous 2 time UFC champ.

Throughout a dialog with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Tuesday, Jake Paul made it clear he’s not going to comply with Cormier’s alternative of ruleset. It’s boxing or nothing, he mentioned, and defined the rationale why.

“In fact he’s going to problem me to an MMA battle,” Paul mentioned. “In fact. However I discover it humorous as a result of he’s difficult me to one thing I’ve by no means educated in, and he’s educated boxing and hanging and standup and has been in there with Stipe (Miocic), Jon Jones. I imply, he misplaced these fights, however he’s been in there with the very best of the very best hanging, so why not field? You need to go in opposition to me in one thing that I’ve by no means educated in earlier than? In fact. That’s like me discovering somebody off the streets, actually who has by no means boxed a day of their lives, and being like, ‘OK, are available right here, I’m going to problem him.’”

“In fact he’s going to duck the boxing supply. And by the best way, there’s far more cash in boxing, so we might make more cash in a boxing match. Once more, I’m a boxer. I by no means mentioned that I’ll beat Daniel Cormier in an MMA battle. If he comes and bins me, I’ll beat him. Perhaps part of him is aware of that, which is why it’s humorous. Why would he not settle for that provide? If we fought, that might be essentially the most sum of money that he’ll ever make in any of his fights, by far.”





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