JAXONVILLE, FLORIDA – Jake Paul was greeted with boos as he walked to his seat at UFC 261. The chant started soon after. As Randy Brown and Alex Oliveira fought in the featured prelim, the chant reverberated across the arena. Joe Rogan, a UFC commentator, was drawn to it.
Paul’s presence seemed to irritate Daniel Cormier, Rogan’s broadcast partner, who has a recent feud with the YouTube star-turned-boxer.“I swear to God, I just saw Jake Paul,” says the witness. “Don’t play with me,’ I said, pointing at him, because I’ll slap him in the face,” Cormier replied. “He’s right there,” says the narrator. I’m going to slap him. Joe, I don’t play such games.”But that wasn’t the end of it. After Brown’s post-fight interview ended and the UFC’s iconic “Baba O’Reilly” montage was seen in front of a live audience for the first time in 13 months, Cormier stood up and walked over to Paul’s seat.