Jake Paul’s Trainer Slams Dana White & Daniel Cormier, Says They Lack Boxing Knowledge
Jake Paul’s trainer, BJ Flores, believes UFC President Dana White and Daniel Cormier are ignorant when it comes to the sweet science.
Paul has drawn the ire of many within the combat sports world. The YouTuber is 3-0 as a pro boxer with victories over AnEsonGib, former NBA star Nate Robinson, and former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren. All three wins were via knockout or TKO.
Paul has traded barbs with White over his legitimacy as a fighter. Paul also got into a face-to-face confrontation with Cormier at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Speaking to BoxingScene.com, Flores said White and Cormier should stick to what they know.
“Jake didn’t even get warmed up. All the expert talk from the people around Askren like Freddie Roach, K9 (Cornelius Bundrage), Tyron Woodley – means nothing. They said, ‘Ben is the toughest guy. Jake has no chance to knock him out. Jake is a YouTuber.’ Blah, blah, blah.
“People have no idea. This is just the beginning. MMA guys like Dana White and Daniel Cormier don’t know [expletive] about boxing. Stay in your lane.”
Paul continues to call for bouts with MMA fighters. In particular, he’s shown interest in fighting UFC welterweight Nate Diaz but he also isn’t opposed to facing Tyson Fury’s half-brother, Tommy.