Like a bunch of other people sitting around at home last Saturday night (April 17, 2021), former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) double champ, Daniel Cormier, somehow found himself tuned into Triller’s Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren boxing sideshow. And like everyone else, he was pretty surprised at how easily Jake the YouTuber took out Askren the long-time professional athlete.
“Look at this — Oh my God. Oh my God,” Cormier said as he watched his buddy Ben get TKO’d (watch highlights). “Oh, this kid punched the s—t out of Ben, man. Come on, Ben. Come on Ben. You let this boy do you like that man? Come on, man.
“Somebody gotta do something about this Jake Paul, man,” he continued. “I guess he can pretend to be a fighter for a little while longer. They gonna have to give him somebody real now, right?”
“DC” continued that thought on Twitter, wondering if Paul would ever face a legit threat.
This is it! Spot on but he won’t. Why? He makes millions doing what he’s doing they’ll keep picking the opponents bro.— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 18, 2021
At this point, Cormier is fully sucked into the drama. He even chimed in on the footage of Tyron Woodley arguing with one of Jake Paul’s boxing coaches.
I mean the way this dude talked to T- wood makes my skin crawl. All these kids are going to get taught a lesson I swear. And I can’t wait for it, @JLeonLove you can’t fight. Better respect dudes like @TWooodley before he puts his hands on you. He ain’t Ben!— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 18, 2021
I don’t like the disrespect to someone like Tyron who has done so many great things. That kills me— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 18, 2021
That led to Paul calling for a double header: Paul vs. Cormier and Woodley vs. his coach J’Leon Love. All in the boxing ring, of course.
BOUTTA COOK HIM UP CLEVELAND STYLE— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 18, 2021
That’s the strange power Paul has right now — everyone is calling him out and talking trash and he’s loving every minute of it. If we were Daniel, we’d just take a step back lest we have to deal with Paul’s fanbase for the next year or two.
Lmao. I don’t even know what world I live in anymore. I honestly don’t https://t.co/OhWcrIIFKG— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 18, 2021
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