On Saturday evening, Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren in the main event of Triller Fight Club. Following the knockout, Askren’s former Olympic wrestling teammate Daniel Cormier took to Twitter where he lamented Askren’s poor performance, which in turn caused Paul to to respond, calling for a fight with Cormier. Cormier, for his part, has made it clear he has no interest in “punching down” to fight Paul but that’s not gonna stop the YouTuber turned boxer from taking shots at the former two-division UFC champion.
On the most recent edition of Jake Paul’s brother Logan Paul’s IMPAULSIVE podcast, the 3-0 boxer doubled down on his call out of Cormier, blasting the former champion for his reaction to the knockout.
“So many fake motherf*****s in this generation,” Jake Paul said. “Daniel Cormier, (mimicking) ‘That’s my boy Ben, he’s gonna beat Jake, he pushed him in the face so he’s gonna win now, chirp, chirp, chirp.’ I knock him out and he’s on Twitter, ‘Ben, are you serious, bro, you went down like that? Ben are you kidding me? Ben, I can’t believe you did that to the MMA community.’ Shut the f*** up b****. I’ll beat the f*** out of your fat ass too, just like Stipe did. Cleveland s***. I swear to God, I’ll beat the f*** out of Daniel Cormier.”
Though Paul has had success in the boxing arena thus far, there’s a pretty major jump between knocking out Ben Askren, a man widely considered to be among the worst boxers in MMA history, and fight a former heavyweight champion who once knocked out the notoriously durable Stipe Miocic. Perhaps with that in mind, Jake Paul’s brother Logan attempted check his brother’s tone when discussing Cormier, to which Jake Paul did at least admit to liking Cormier.
“I respect him, I think he’s great, he had an amazing career,” Paul said. “I’m appreciative of what he’s done for the MMA community. But don’t switch up on your boy like that! It shows your true character. And by the way, I will fight him. Let’s run the pay-per-view.”
The pay-per-view buys for Paul-Askren were exceptional, clocking in at over 1 million buys, but whether or not that could influence Cormier to rethink his position on not fighting Paul is tough to say. If he does, Paul-Cormier could be an even bigger event than Paul-Askren. If not though, Paul says he’s still shooting for the moon his next time out.
“They paid me good for this one, but the price goes up,” Paul said. “By the way, I’m not greedy. I’m patient with this game. I get paid good as f*** but I want to prove to my business partners that I do the numbers. I’m here for a long time. This isn’t just some jerk off event where we’re one and done. But on the next one, we’re going crazier than we did before.”
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SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
Never could have seen this one coming.
I doubled Ben Askrens Instagram following within 3 months— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 21, 2021
Made him the biggest pay day of his life
KO’d him in 1 minute
And this douchebag still talking shit
Isn’t life funny?
“Ben Askren been hit by actual murders with 4oz gloves... Jake Paul can’t do shit with 10oz gloves”— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 21, 2021
LET IT SINK IN
What I love about power is having the ability to put people on and choosing not to.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 21, 2021
Ben and I were supposed to have a wrestling PPV match after their fight which would have easily generated millions of dollars
Im choosing not to do it anymore because he’s a fucking loser
UFC gave me the career...Bellator gave me the life!!— Corey 'Overtime' Anderson (@CoreyA_MMA) April 20, 2021
In 2 fights 6 months with Bellator, I've made double of what I did in 15 fights (11 wins 2 bonuses) 7 years with UFC. Now I live and enjoy life to the fullest with my family everyday!
Let that marinate....#blessed #worth
If only there was somebody responsible for promoting fighters, like a promoter.
I’ll just put this right here. This is what talking about and promoting fighters in different organizations can do for our MMA athletes. https://t.co/42IMH1oDi4— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) April 20, 2021
Yo @PedroMunhozmma wana get pieced up ? Dom don’t wana dance and Petr is petrified. Let me know. July 10th— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) April 20, 2021
Looks like Pedro lucked out just got an offer for July 10th.— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) April 20, 2021
Your whole squad would get fucked up. You beat a guy that can’t box in boxing. Why won’t you come to the cage.? Cause your a pussy so is your whole squad. I’d give up 50 lbs to you and knock that toupee’ off your fuckin head. You’ll be expose soon. https://t.co/Iw2ndNEFvn— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) April 19, 2021
Y’all MMA girls are doing to much crying to be so macho. The money is in the boxing ring. You can sign up and catch that smoke to. ♂️ https://t.co/ZKEIjRobBU— J'Leon Love (@JLeonLove) April 20, 2021
Mfer you are a cheerleader for team Paul you’re lucky @TWooodley acted professional and didn’t rip your face off, if you ever grow a set of nuts to be locked in a cage with me I can guarantee that will happen to you #Nolove https://t.co/yrEqmcGMhT— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) April 20, 2021
Excited to be working alongside @pacquiaofoundation & matching their 50k donation for @fightfortheforgotten in efforts to complete the housing project in Uganda for the Pygmy people! #fightthegoodfight #givingtuesday #strongertogether pic.twitter.com/upgsIhvZb6— The Good Fight Foundation (@TheGoodFightFDN) April 20, 2021
Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying Manchester United!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 20, 2021
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