Jake Paul has entered into a war of words with one of the most intimidating fighters in the UFC.. Jake Paul has entered into a war of words with one of the most intimidating fighters on the entire UFC roster.
The internet celebrity is preparing for his own boxing match — a December 18 cruiserweight bout against fellow novice Tommy Fury, which will take place at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
But whether he’s in training camp, or not, Paul is never far from the spotlight, and has been targeted by rising star Khamzat Chimaev.
The Russian-born Swedish fighter has captured the attention of the mixed martial arts industry by distributing an extraordinary amount of punishment while barely even getting hit in his fledgling pro career to date.
Ranked No.10 in the UFC’s official welterweight rankings, Chimaev is pursuing big-name opponents like Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz, and Colby Covington, as he attempts to climb even higher in the 170-pound division.
This week he went after Jake Paul and his brother Logan.
“I can smash this guys same night,” Chimaev said Tuesday on Twitter.
Responding, Jake Paul said: “Listen Kumquat … you are just another UFC fighter pretending you can box.
“Sit down, shut up, and pray you get paid fairly.”
—Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 10, 2021
Paul’s fight next month with Tommy Fury, the half-brother of world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, will be one of his most important fights to date.
In his 4-0 pro boxing career, Paul is yet to fight an actual boxer. He has instead focused on matching up with a fellow creator in AnEsonGib, the former basketball player Nate Robinson, and two former UFC stars Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
Tommy Fury is, like Paul, a boxing novice who is unbeaten but has rarely been tested in the ring.
The Showtime pay-per-view event will likely be another success at the box office.
“I will TKO him in the later rounds,” Paul said of Fury earlier this week.
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