Daniel Cormier and Jake Paul engaged in a Twitter feud after Paul's victory over Ben Askren in a boxing match under the Triller fight club banner. Since then, the two have taken several jibes at each other, with the most recent update coming from the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena at UFC 261.
Jake Paul is attending the full capacity event and Daniel Cormier is certainly not very pleased by his presence. The MMA community also seemed to side with Cormier as they broke out with chants of 'F**k Jake Paul' during the bout between Randy Brown and Alex Oliveira in the preliminary card at UFC 261. Daniel Cormier took it a notch further and has threatened to slap Jake Paul in the face. Quoting Cormier, Damon Martin wrote on Twitter:
Daniel Cormier says he saw Jake Paul at #UFC261 and pointed at him and said "don't play with me ... cause I'll smack him in the face. I don't play those games." Please let there be a bonus fight tonight.
Daniel Cormier dismissed the idea of fighting Jake Paul
Things sparked off after Daniel Cormier voiced his disapproval of Jake Paul's behavior with Tyron Woodley during the Triller Fight event. Instead of paying any heed to Cormier's warnings, Jake Paul responded by suggesting a matchup against the former two-division UFC champion.
"This dude would never fight me. I would kill him. Why would I ever fight someone like that? But my immediate reaction was, ‘I can’t stand this kid.’ So it works! I can’t stand this kid! But who punches down? You don’t punch down to somebody. I’m the guy that’s in the Hall of Fame. I’m the guy that won two world championships at the same time."