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UFC Fans Chant "F*ck Jake Paul" As Daniel Cormier Squares Up

UFC Fans Chant "F*ck Jake Paul" As Daniel Cormier Squares Up

Cormier once called Paul “some kid that’s on YouTube.”

Imogen Donovan

Imogen Donovan

Over the weekend, UFC 261 saw Kamaru Usman knock out Jorge Masvidal only one minute into the second round, but this stunning show wasn't the only thing bringing fans together over their love for the sport. Comically, "F*ck Jake Paul" started being chanted in the fights, even though the YouTube star himself wasn't a contender.

Two weeks ago, Paul defeated retired mixed martial artist Ben Askren in a total knockout at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, continuing his successful foray into professional wrestling. Though he has only three matches under his belt, Paul expressed how serious he is about the sport and that he's aware of the risk to his health. "It's a dangerous sport," said the internet personality. "That's why, when people question my dedication to it, it's like, I'm showing up every single day." He's undefeated at the moment, yet he hasn't won a lot of fans, as evidenced in this clip of the crowds chanting "F*ck Jake Paul" at the event.

In spite of this, it looks like Paul is seeking to maintain his winning streak, and it seems that the UFC commentator and analyst Daniel Cormier is his next target. Paul appeared at the arena on the weekend wearing a shirt saying "Dana, where is my money?" in reference to the fact that president Dana White claimed that he'd bet $1 million that Askren would defeat Paul. Since then, White has clarified that he didn't place a bet on the match in the end, but Paul still feels like he's owed that cash. According to those in attendance of UFC 261, Cormier confronted Paul in his seat and as tensions rose, security were required to pull the two men apart.

In the past, the commentator has called Paul "some kid that's on YouTube" and that he wouldn't fight the star, saying it would be "silly and stupid." Cormier is a former UFC champion in the light heavyweight and heavyweight division, and he was also a six-time US World or Olympic Team Member throughout his career as a wrestler and mixed-martial artist. He won six gold medals in the US National Championships in the early to mid 2000s, and another three gold medals in the Pan American Games and Pan American Championships.

"I swear to god I just saw Jake Paul," he said to Joe Rogan as part of his commentary on the altercation. "I pointed at him and I said 'don't play with me,' because I'll smack him in the face. He's right there. I don't play those games, Joe." The "F*ck Jake Paul" chant started up soon after, showing the sentiment of the fans towards the YouTuber, and it's clear that they aren't interested in entertaining his slights against UFC champions any longer. Expectedly, Paul relished the attention, sharing a photo of himself with his middle fingers raised at attendees onto Twitter.

Featured Image Credit: Jake Paul via YouTube

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