When Jake Paul is not inside the squared circle to fight non-boxers, the YouTuber is a foot up to get into verbal altercations with mixed martial artists, and his latest attention is on Kamaru Usman.
It all started when Kamaru Usman, following his UFC Welterweight title defense at UFC 261 against Jorge Masvidal, spoke to TMZ that he was willing to “beat the s**t” out of one of the “internet guys” like Jake Paul.
Kamaru Usman warns that he can change Jake Paul’s life in the worst way
A couple of days after accepting Kamaru Usman’s challenge, promising that the fight would be the Nigerian’s “biggest pay day”, Jake took to Twitter to take a shot at Usman’s recent visit to Disney world along with his daughter, pointing out that how the mixed martial artist backed from the fight after naming him “Disney kid”.
As a response, Usman had some stern words for Jake. “I understand you think this is a game which is probably why you don’t realize that this is how people Truly get hurt. I don’t play fighting and I can change your life in the worst way.”
I understand you think this is a game which is probably why you don’t realize that this is how people Truly get hurt. I don’t play fighting and I can change your life in the worst way. https://t.co/Zch2xlDA9b
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) May 5, 2021
Knowing Jake, the verbal heat was far from over and the YouTuber continued with his Disney banter on Usman and this time posted an edited photo of himself choking Usman inside the Octagon, with the caption “Hi I’m Jake Paul and you’re watching Disney Channel”.
Usman soon fired back and went for a direct question on the nascent boxer, asking if he was doing the banter to get social media exposure or was indeed willing to lock horns inside the cage.
“Does this picture confirm that you @jakepaul are willing to get inside the @ufc octagon and do this to me or are you just posting for clout?” responded Usman.
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) May 6, 2021
Knowing Jake, such a fight is very unlikely to turn into reality as on one hand, Kamaru Usman is at the peak of his career at the moment with four back to back title defenses and will focus on continuing his reign as the Welterweight champion.
However, in case the fight does gain some pace, it will very likely be a boxing match as Jake will not be willing to have an MMA fight against a UFC icon. The 24-year-old, who has previously boxed fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib and former NBA star Nate Robinson, recently knocked out former UFC welterweight Ben Askren in a boxing match.
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