Daniel Cormier Reacts to Jake Paul Signing with PFL & Praises His Wrestling Background

'DC' believes Paul's wrestling experience could benefit him & talked about what a win would mean for Volkanovski against Makhachev

Daniel Cormier, Jake Paul
Credit: Daniel Cormier, Jake Paul (via YouTube & Instagram)
  • Former UFC two-division champion Daniel Cormier shared his reaction to Jake Paul signing with the PFL
  • Cormier says Alexander Volkanovski beating Islam Makhachev would be the biggest upset in MMA history

Social media sensation turned boxer Jake Paul is coming off the biggest win of his career over legendary MMA fighter Anderson Silva in the boxing ring last year. Earlier today, Paul announced that he signed with the PFL (Professional Fighters League) as a mixed martial artist, indicating an imminent move to the octagon.

Daniel Cormier reacts to Jake Paul signing with PFL

In a recent video uploaded on his YouTube, Daniel Cormier weighed in on Jake Paul’s signing with the PFL. He talked about his wrestling background and believes he will follow through with the plan.

“Jake Paul announced today that he has signed with the PFL. Jake and I have had some run ins. When I started talking to him, and I’m messaging him, he’s a kid that’s very respectful. We had respectful conversations. We really did. We didn’t argue or fight. He was a kid that he has an idea of what he wants to do. Kids today are very different, like how Adesanya would say whatever he wanted to about Jones even if he hadn’t proven the truth. That’s what kids like Jake Paul do today. He’s boisterous, verbal, and speaks big, but he’s respectful.

“A lot of boxers say they are going to fight but they never actually do. Here’s the thing about Jake Paul though, he’s from Ohio, a wrestling hotbed. Ohio has some of the best high school wrestling in the entire country. Paul was a high school wrestler and so was his brother Logan. 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.”

Cormier says Alex Volkanovski beating Islam Makhachev would be the biggest upset

‘DC’ believes that if Alex Volkanovski managed to become a two-division champion by defeating Islam Makhachev, it would be the biggest upset in the history of the sport.

“In my opinion, if Volkanovski wins this fight, it’s the biggest [upset], it’s bigger than anything we’ve seen because I’m telling you when you get into the details of this matchup it seems a very hard match for Volkanovski to win… I believe that this would be the biggest upset in MMA history.”

Volkanovski is scheduled to face Makhachev in the headlining bout of UFC 284 on Feb. 12.

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