Daniel Cormier now on good terms with Jake Paul, believes Paul will actually fight in MMA


Daniel Cormier appears to have made amends with Jake Paul.

Battle in 2021, Paul and Cormier found themselves at opposite ends of an intense feud. At the time, Paul was coming off a brutal knockout of Ben Askren and was hyping up a fight with Tyron Woodley, and doing so in a way that Cormier took umbrage with. The beef continued to boil, and Cormier almost got into an altercation with Paul at UFC 261.. The heat eventually subsided and Cormier, who recently signed to the PFL revealed that he and Paul had squashed their beef.

“Jake Paul today announced his signing with the PFL,” Cormier stated on his YouTube channel . We were messaging one another a few weeks back about Jake Paul’s appearance on my show, DC & RC ,. And we started talking about Jake’s future. But when I started messaging him, he’s a kid that’s very respectful. It was a respectful conversation. We didn’t argue, we didn’t fight.

“He is a child who has an idea about what he would like to do. Now, these kids today are different. It was like [Israel] Adesanya with [Jon] Jones. Adesanya was more open than I am and would say what he felt about Jones. He would make an accusation of Jones even if it wasn’t true. That is what kids like Jake Paul do today. He’s very boisterous, he’s very verbal, he speaks big, but he was respectful.”

Cormier has had a change in his attitude towards Paul over the last year. Cormier has admitted that Paul promoted fights well and is clearly improving his boxer skills, but he was still calling for Anderson Silva to be challenged in the ring by Paul, rather than other former MMA fighters who have no experience boxing.

But, now that Paul has won the unanimous victory over Silva in October it seems that he is fully earning Cormier’s respect.

“But will Jake Paul actually fight in the PFL?” Cormier asked. Many boxers claim they will fight but never do. Here’s the thing about Jake Paul though: He’s from Ohio, a wrestling hotbed. Ohio is home to some of the most talented high school wrestling teams in the country.

“Jake Paul was a high-school wrestler there and so was his brother Logan, and they weren’t bad. So although it seems as though Jake Paul does a lot of things to drum up interest, I believe this one. He’ll actually fight.”

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2023/1/8/23542508/daniel-cormier-now-on-good-terms-with-jake-paul-believes-paul-will-actually-fight-in-mma?rand=96749