Dana White actually didn’t invite Jake Paul to UFC 261, however the YouTuber turned skilled boxer turned up anyway.
Recent after defeating former UFC man Ben Askren in a boxing match, Paul attended UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida and when Daniel Cormier noticed him, the previous double champion made a beeline for Paul.
UFC cameras didn’t catch the altercation. This actually didn’t really feel like one thing that was set-up.
Cormier acquired proper in Paul’s face and judging by this nice fan footage, you’ll be able to see that the 3-Zero boxer actually didn’t give it again.
On commentary, DC spoke of the incident, telling Joe Rogan: “I swear to god I simply noticed Jake Paul, I pointed at him and I mentioned ‘don’t play with me,’ as a result of I’ll smack him within the face. He’s proper there. I don’t play these video games, Joe.”
At a number of factors on the cardboard, all the 15,000 in attendance chanted ‘f*** Jake Paul’. Nonetheless, the YouTuber most likely appears on the night time as a giant success publicity sensible.
Cormier is certainly not a person to be messed with. He’s a former light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion in UFC and markedly extra harmful than somebody like Askren.
The explanation Paul has drawn the ire of Cormier is as a result of he referred to as him out on social media following his win over Askren and even referred to as him ‘fats boy’.
Talking after the occasion, UFC president Dana White mentioned he would by no means do enterprise with Paul and the pay-per-view numbers they’ve touted – which Paul mentioned had been round 1.6 million – will not be actual.
“I’ve mentioned it earlier than and I’ll say it once more: This child has carried out a superb job of placing himself in a spot to make some cash, so good for him,” White began.
“He’s acquired you guys speaking about him on a regular basis, asking questions on him, Daniel Cormier working after him, so you bought to do one thing proper. He knocked out a former NBA man who was 40 years previous, 30lbs lower than him and I don’t even know what to say concerning the [Ben] Askren factor.
“The entire thing is f****** thoughts boggling to me. Good for him, seize that cash when you can child.”
“The numbers are there? Nah, I don’t know if the numbers are there,” White mentioned referring to what Paul drew versus Askren.
“Hear, have you learnt what would occur to this man? He ain’t preventing within the UFC. He will get hand picked opponents and god is aware of what else is occurring with that f****** factor – there’s a marketplace for that. That’s not what I do.
“Folks need to see that and that’s nice, he’ll make a pair bucks earlier than that experience is over. That’s not what I do. Tonight is what I do. The numbers that you just’re listening to that they did are stuffed with s***. They’re stuffed with s***. Didn’t pull these sort of numbers – in any respect. Not even shut.”