Kamaru Usman sends chilling warning to Jake Paul as pair continue war of words on Twitter

‘I can change your life in the worst way’: Kamaru Usman fires back at Jake Paul with chilling warning by claiming ‘this is how people truly get hurt’ after YouTuber-turned-boxer attempts to rile up UFC champion over ‘Disney kid’ comment

  • Kamaru Usman has sent a chilling warning to Jake Paul over facing him in a fight
  • Paul – a YouTuber-turned-boxer – has called out the UFC champ in recent weeks
  • Usman claimed he ‘wasn’t a Disney kid’ when challenged by ex-Disney star Paul
  • Paul responded by posting a picture of Usman with his daughter at Disney World
  • In response, Usman warned Paul he can change his life ‘in the worst way’

Kamaru Usman has issued a chilling warning to Jake Paul by claiming he can change his life ‘in the worst way’ as the war of words between the pair rumbles on.

After delivering a sensational KO win over Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 261, Usman insisted that he was happy to take care of Paul after the YouTuber-turned-boxer had a heated confrontation with Daniel Comier during the event.

Paul accepted the challenge and tried luring Usman into a boxing fight if UFC president Dana White, who has been strictly against giving Paul any limelight, would allow it.

YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul is looking to face as many high-profile fighters as he can

Kamaru Usman (left) has sent a chilling warning to Jake Paul (right) over facing him in a fight

The UFC welterweight champion responded to Paul’s challenge by saying he ‘doesn’t do play fighting’ and that he ‘isn’t a Disney kid’ – referring to Paul’s past as being a television star for the company.

Paul continued the back-and-forth on Twitter by posting a picture of Usman posing for a photograph with his daughter and Mickey Mouse at Disney World, trying to contradict the Nigerian’s claims.

Once again, Usman responded to Paul over Twitter who continues to try and raise his own profile by trying to fight a current world champion in mixed martial arts.

‘I understand you think this is a game which is probably why you don’t realize that this is how people truly get hurt,’ Usman wrote on Twitter. ‘I don’t play fighting and I can change your life in the worst way.’ 

After Paul posted a picture of Usman at Disney World with his daughter (above), the Nigerian responded by claiming he can change his life 'in the worst way'

After Paul posted a picture of Usman at Disney World with his daughter (above), the Nigerian responded by claiming he can change his life ‘in the worst way’

Paul is making a name for himself in the combat sports world by competing against big-name athletes in the ring. 

He knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson and followed it up with the heavy KO of Askren, who was almost exclusively a wrestling-based fighter in MMA. 

Usman has not been known for his heavy hands but showed another level to his game in separating the dangerous Masvidal from consciousness. 

There’s no doubt a bout with Paul would be hugely lucrative but the UFC are unlikely to sanction a cross-over fight for Usman, especially with the celebrity putting himself on the wrong side of Dana White. 

He recently wrote: ‘In my third fight, I made more money in total pay than any fighter in UFC history. 

Usman (right) delivered an emphatic knockout to Jorge Masvidal (left) at UFC 261

Usman (right) delivered an emphatic knockout to Jorge Masvidal (left) at UFC 261

Paul was in attendance and is chasing fights with MMA stars having beaten Ben Askren

Paul was in attendance and is chasing fights with MMA stars having beaten Ben Askren

After calling out Paul, Usman warned him to 'stay on that side' of combat fighting

After calling out Paul, Usman warned him to ‘stay on that side’ of combat fighting

‘Maybe it’s time to pay your fighters their fair share? No wonder they all want to get into boxing. Dana, you say you make the fights the fans want to see, so hurry up and make [Jon] Jones vs. [Francis] Ngannou. Pay them their fair share. $10 million purse for each guy plus pay-per-view.’   

Paul is aware of how much traction he can get by playing the pantomime villain and was cage-side for Usman’s win over Masvidal. 

Whether White will release any of his fighters from their contracts to compete with the 24-year-old is another matter entirely.

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UFC becomes the latest sport to delve into the world of cryptocurrency with Socios partnership

UFC becomes latest sport to delve into the world of cryptocurrency after announcing partnership with blockchain platform Socios, joining football giants Barcelona and PSG… with followers set to have input on action inside the Octagon using Fan Tokens

UFC has become the latest sport to get involved in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain in a bid to bring fans closer to the action than ever before.

Dana White’s ultimate fighting empire has announced a partnership with leading blockchain provider Socios, which will enable loyal followers to get hold of $UFC Fan Tokens which will, in turn, allow unique opportunities to make important decisions within the sport itself.

Fan Tokens are minted on the Chiliz blockchain and are set to provide owners with access to exclusive content and opportunities on Socios.com, such as fan voting, VIP rewards, exclusive promotions, AR-enabled features, chat forums, games and competitions.

UFC has announced a partnership with blockchain provider Socios due for launch in June

It it the latest move from Dana White as he bids to grow the status of the rapidly rising sport

It it the latest move from Dana White as he bids to grow the status of the rapidly rising sport

WHAT ARE NFTs?

As per The Verge, NFTs allow you to buy and sell ownership of unique digital items and keep track of who owns them using the blockchain. 

NFT stands for “non-fungible token,” and it can technically contain anything digital, including drawings, animated GIFs, songs, or items in video games. 

An NFT can either be one-of-a-kind, like a real-life painting, or one copy of many, like trading cards, but the blockchain keeps track of who has ownership of the file.

The $UFC Fan Token is scheduled for launch on Socios.com in June and will have a maximum lifetime supply of 20 million. 

UFC will join a strong network that now features 26 major sports clubs and organisations around the world which have partnered with Chiliz to launch Fan Tokens, including European football royalty Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Manchester City.  

AC Milan, Juventus, Roma and Atletico Madrid also feature among the sports teams who usethe tokens, in a market which now worth nearly £300million and rising.  

‘Socios.com and Fan Tokens will empower UFC to connect with its global following like never before,’ said Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Chiliz and Socios.com. 

‘By giving fans around the world the ability to influence their favorite teams and sports, we are transforming what it means to be a fan. 

The partnership with Socios and the UFC will come into play before Conor McGregor's return

The partnership with Socios and the UFC will come into play before Conor McGregor’s return

‘We’re delighted to welcome UFC to our growing roster of Fan Token partners and we are very excited to continue our expansion in the U.S. and globally, throughout 2021.’

Last January the sporting world saw one of it’s first influences of blockchain and Fan Token on the big stage, after Juventus fans used Chilliz to take control of the set-up of matchday and change the club’s long-standing goal anthem.

Each time the ball hit the back of the net the famous Turin stadium became momentarily British, as Blur’s iconic anthem Song 2 reverberated across all four stands – as decided by supporters.

The vote coincided timely with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his fifty-sixth career hat-trick, as Juve stormed to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Cagliari.

More recently, French giants PSG saw fans select a bespoke captain’s armband message using Fan Token, which now remains a part of the club to this day.

European football giants PSG have already given fans access to the club's inner workings

European football giants PSG have already given fans access to the club’s inner workings

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UFC boss Dana White tells YouTube star Jake Paul ‘your 15 minutes are nearly up’

Dana White tells Jake Paul ‘your 15 minutes are nearly up’ and claims ‘people are very excited for the day he gets knocked out’ as bitter war of words between UFC supremo and YouTuber-turned-boxer continues

  • Dana White did not mince his words when addressing YouTuber Jake Paul 
  • Paul has turned some heads in the fight world after victory over Ben Askren 
  • UFC boss White warned Paul that ‘his 15 minutes are nearly up’ in latest jibe 

UFC president Dana White did not mince his words when addressing YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul as their war of words continues.

Paul has turned heads in the fight world in recent months after victories in the ring over veteran NBA star Nate Robinson, and more recently, a first-round stoppage against retired UFC fighter Ben Askren.

With everyone having their own opinion on Paul’s moves in the boxing game, the outspoken YouTube star has had some social media scraps with White.

UFC president Dana White did not mince his words when addressing YouTuber Jake Paul

Paul has turned heads in the fight world in recent months after victory over Ben Askren

Paul has turned heads in the fight world in recent months after victory over Ben Askren

The UFC boss bet $1million that Askren would beat Paul in their recent boxing match, and although a bet was never formally made, it was the latter who came out on top in emphatic fashion. 

Since his victory, Paul has continued to agitate professional fighters in both the boxing and MMA world and most recently squared up with UFC legend Daniel Cormier.

He later took to Twitter to claim that White does not pay his UFC fighters enough for stepping in the octagon, and he responded by giving him a warning.

Since the win, Paul has continued to agitate professional fighters in both the boxing and MMA

Since the win, Paul has continued to agitate professional fighters in both the boxing and MMA

‘I hate the dildos who pop in here and say ‘Hey, pay Jake Paul’. I hate them worse than I hate Jake Paul,’ White told FightHype.com 

‘Listen, the kid is making money and makes people care. He makes people give a s***. I don’t hate the kid, I know people are very excited for the day when he gets clipped and gets knocked out.

‘It is coming. His 15 minutes are nearly up, but the kid is going to make some money. Good for him.’

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Ion Cutelaba grabs Dustin Jacoby’s neck as fighters have to be separated at UFC Vegas 25 weigh-in

Ion Cutelaba grabs Dustin Jacoby’s neck as light heavyweight stars have to be separated by Dana White and security at UFC Vegas 25 weigh-in ahead of Saturday night showdown

  • Ion Cutelaba grabbed Dustin Jacob’y neck at the UFC Vegas 25 weigh-in 
  • Jacoby responded by pushing his Moldovian opponent as things got heated 
  • UFC president Dana White and security had to step in to separate them
  • Cutelaba has history for trying to unsettle opponents ahead of their fight 

Ion Cutelaba grabbed Dustin Jacoby’s neck as the light heavyweight fighters had to be separated after squaring up to each other at the UFC Vegas 25 weigh-in.

Cutelaba was seemingly unable to wait until their Saturday night fight to get his hands on Jacoby with the Moldovian immediately making a grab for his American opponent.

Jacoby then shoved Cutelaba before UFC president Dana White tried to step in to separate them with both fighters eventually pulled back by security.  

Ion Cutelaba (left) grabbed Dustin Jacoby’s neck at the UFC Vegas 25 weigh-in on Friday

Jacoby responded by pushing the Moldovian fighter as things got heated ahead of their fight

Jacoby responded by pushing the Moldovian fighter as things got heated ahead of their fight

White has previously criticised MMA matchmaker Sean Shelby for being unable to stop a similar situation between Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose earlier this month.

Stephens pushed Klose and it was enough to force the American to pull out of their fight after spraining his ankle.

‘Oh, f*** come on,’ White was heard saying on camera after Cutelaba and Jacoby were separated.

‘I was just ragging on Sean (Shelby) before I walked in here.’ 

Dana White tried to separate the two fighters before security stepped in to calm things down

Dana White tried to separate the two fighters before security stepped in to calm things down

The 27-year-old cheekily tweeted a picture of him grabbing his American opponent alongside the caption: 'See you tomorrow'

The 27-year-old cheekily tweeted a picture of him grabbing his American opponent alongside the caption: ‘See you tomorrow’

This is not the first time Cutelaba has tried to unsettle his opponent ahead of their fight.

The ‘Hulk’ has previously painted his skin green before turning up to a weigh-in and has also got up close and personal with other fighters.

The 27-year-old cheekily tweeted a picture of himself grabbing Jacoby with the shushing face emoji alongside the caption: ‘See you tomorrow.’

Cutelaba and Jacoby will have the chance to settle their score at the UFC Apex on Saturday’s maincard.

The night is headlined by the light heavyweight fight between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka.

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UFC 261: Dana White reveals plan for UFC to head to Africa for its debut in 2022

Dana White reveals plan for UFC to head to Africa for its debut in 2022, with the continent producing three world champions in Kamaru Usman, Francis Ngannou and Israel Adesanya

  • Plans to take the UFC to Africa appear on track for 2022, Dana White revealed
  • Africa is yet to host a UFC event and White is keen to take the company there
  • Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya and Francis Ngannou are all African-born stars
  • Cape Town in South Africa has been mooted as a potential fight destination 
  • REPORT: Usman produces devastating knockout win to defeat Jorge Masvidal 

The UFC will head to Africa for its debut in 2022, promoter Dana White has revealed. 

After Nigerian supremo Kamaru Usman successfully defended his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, White was quizzed on whether he was still pressing to take the company to Africa.

‘2022,’ was White’s swift reply. 

The UFC boasts three African born champions right now with Usman alongside middleweight Israel Adesanya (Nigeria) and heavyweight Francis Ngannou (Cameroon).   

Francis Ngannou is the heavyweight champion of the world having defeated Stipe Miocic recently

Kamaru Usman (left) and Francis Ngannou (right) are two African UFC world champions

Israel Adesanya is the king of the middleweight division and he is from Nigerian descent

Israel Adesanya is the king of the middleweight division and he is from Nigerian descent 

Talk of taking the UFC to Africa have been around for some time and White recently went into detail about his desires to pull it off in 12 months’ time. 

Speaking on the Bill Simmons Podcast he said: ‘One of the many monumental times in my career, but one of the things that I’ve always wanted to do is have a fight in Africa. 

‘The Ali-Foreman ‘Rumble in the Jungle,’ all that stuff I remember growing up, I haven’t had mine yet. But it’s coming. 

‘We’re looking Africa in 2022, so I’m really looking forward to that.’ 

Dana White has revealed the plans to take his UFC company to African territory for 2022

Dana White has revealed the plans to take his UFC company to African territory for 2022

Back in 2019 Ottman Azaitar and his brother Abu were campaigning to have Morocco included on the UFC map.

The two fighters were pushing hard to see the North African territory make history as UFC’s first African fight venue but the plans for 2022 remain unclear.   

South Africa, which hosted the 2010 football World Cup, is seen as a contender while there is also suggestions that the success of Usman and Adesanya could see a blockbuster fight in Nigeria.  

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