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"Clown" Jake Paul called out for fight by UFC legend Chuck Liddell

Mirror logo Mirror 10/05/2021 Donagh Corby

Jake Paul has been called out for a fight by legendary UFC icon Chuck Liddell.

The former light-heavyweight champion last fought in December 2018, when he was stopped by rival Tito Ortiz, whom he had already knocked out twice during their respective primes.

And it appears that Liddell has something of a relationship with Paul’s ‘Triller Fight Club’ promotion, after appearing in a commercial for the new company and being one of the star attendees at their debut event.

A fan noted on Twitter that Liddell should ‘shut Jake Paul’s mouth’, to which the legendary fighter replied: “I’m ready any time for that clown.”

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It comes as a shock to many fans, especially after footage circulated on social media of Liddell partying with Jake's brother, Logan Paul, and friends including UFC star Sean O’Malley in Atlanta after Jake’s last fight.

Jake has stated his intentions to keep fighting MMA stars in boxing crossover fights, after his first-round KO win over Ben Askren in April.


Video: Jake Paul clashes with KSI during his post-fight interview (The Independent)

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And one big critique of the YouTube star, who is now 3-0 (3 KOs), is that he has taken to calling out fighters famous for the lack of ability on the feet, such as Askren and Bellator’s Dillon Danis.

graphical user interface, text, application: Liddell was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2009 © Getty Liddell was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2009

Would Chuck Liddell knock out Jake Paul? Have your say in the comments.

Liddell, on the other hand, has 13 knockouts and was renowned for his knockout power during his MMA career, including stoppage wins over Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, Alistair Overeem and Kevin Randleman.

He has competed in kickboxing, and won world titles, so he would certainly hold the requisite credentials to test the 24-year-old.

The feared striker has a strong relationship with Oscar De La Hoya, who promoted his last bout, and will make his own return to the ring under the Triller Fight Club banner on July 3rd.

However, Liddell’s age and lack of recent fights would concern fans looking to see him get in the ring.

UFC legend Chuck is 51-years-old, and hasn’t won a fight in well over a decade. His last outing was an underwhelming knockout loss to bitter rival Tito Ortiz.

Paul has been called out by more challenging fighters, such as 5-0 Tommy Fury as well as a host of UFC superstars with many more recent knockout wins like Tyron Woodley, Daniel Cormier and current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

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