Daniel Cormier and Jake Paul had a little conversation at UFC 261. You can click here to watch that chaos go down. The two haven’t agreed to a fight, but DC is up to throw down in the cage.
Cormier opened up about facing Paul during DC & Helwani, his ESPN show. It doesn’t sound like Cormier wants to box anyone, but he’d be glad to rip Jake Paul’s face apart in the cage.
DC considered Jake Paul as disrespectful, and he doesn’t want to fight him. That doesn’t mean that Daniel Cormier will let the YouTuber say whatever he wants. When it comes down to brass tacks, Cormier is down to teach Paul a huge lesson in respect.
“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. 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. 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.”
“But don’t think for a second that I would ever chase a payday in boxing because I don’t need it. I’m good. I made my money as the champion of the world. If you want to really fight me, you got an issue with me, fight me in mixed martial arts and I’m going to torture you and I’m going to rip his face apart and I’m gonna hurt the kid. I will teach these kids not to continue to do this with people like me, athletes. I will hurt the kid.”
Jake Paul and Daniel Cormier is certainly a high-dollar fight that would generate a ton of interest. It might also be another astronomical payday for Paul. Odds are Daniel Cormier would get quite a nice chunk of change from that fight, but he would likely hold out for more than the $500k that Ben Askren settled for.
Thanks to MMA Fighting for the quote