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Daniel Cormier on fighting Jake Paul: ‘I’m going to smash him and I’m going to hurt him’

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Former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has said that he is open to fighting Jake Paul, but only inside the cage.

Daniel Cormier confronted Jake Paul at the UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida last weekend after the youtube turned boxer called him out and said that he would beat him as Stipe Miocic did.

Jake Paul is coming off of a spectacular victory over former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren and he has since been calling out UFC fighters for a fight inside the ring.

Daniel Cormier vs Jake Paul
Apr 24, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; YouTube start Jake Paul is confronted by UFC ringside announcer Daniel Cormier before Anthony Smith (Red Gloves) fights Jimmy Crute (Blue Gloves) during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Cormier open to fighting Jake Paul inside the cage

Speaking on DC and Helwani, the former champion made it clear that he isn’t the one to be messed with and is open to fighting Jake Paul inside the cage.

I don’t want to fight Jake Paul. But I’m not gonna let Jake Paul disrespect me. Let me tell you one thing about Jake Paul and I’ll refer back to the Conor McGregor deal,” Daniel Cormier said on DC & Helwani. “Conor went to fight Floyd, made a ton of money, because he had to. Floyd Mayweather is the greatest boxer of all time, so you go play on his playing field. Why would I go and box Jake Paul? Who I am doesn’t make me chase anything. I made my money as the heavyweight champion of the world. I don’t have to chase a payday.

This kid wants to fight, okay, I’ll fight him. But it will be a mixed martial arts competition. If he wants to actually fight with me, fight me in mixed martial arts and then I’ll fight him all the way down at 205. I’m living fat and happy and healthy, I’ll go all the way down to 205 to fight this kid in mixed martial arts,” Cormier continued. “If you really want to fight me, like seriously fight me, fight me in mixed martial arts. This is not going to be fun.

I’m telling you right now, at 42-years-old, bad back and everything, I’m going to torture him and I’m going to hurt him,” Daniel Cormier added. “I don’t want to box him, I don’t want to fight in a limited skill set of rules. If you want to fight me, you really want to fight me, fight me in a mixed martial arts competition. I’ll go all the way back to 205 and I’m going to smash him and I’m going to hurt him and then he can go back to fighting these YouTube kids.

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