Jake Paul called out by another UFC ace as Liddell labels YouTube star a "clown"

Jake Paul could have his next fight against another UFC legend after Chuck Liddell called the YouTube star a "clown" and insisted he was ready for action.

Liddell, 51, has not stepped into an octagon since December 2018 when he was knocked out in the last of a trilogy series with Tito Ortiz.

Paul, 24, recently caused havoc at a press conference for his older brother Logan's exhibition fight with Floyd Mayweather on June 6.

Jake asked Mayweather if he would fight him on the same night and stole the five-weight world champion's hat before sparking a brawl.

His cocky attitude displeased fans on social media and after one said he wished someone would "shut Paul's mouth," Lidell responded.

The former UFC light-heavyweight champion wrote on Twitter: "I'm ready anytime for that clown."

Paul made his professional debut in 2020 with three knockout victories but one of them was against basketball player Nate Robinson.

His most recent one-punch win floored former UFC welterweight fighter Ben Askren, who didn't reach the same heights as Liddell.

Still, Paul has made an eye-watering £53million in pay-per-view sales alone.

Liddell was renowned for his explosive finishes in his prime that included wins over seasoned pros such as Ortiz, Randy Couture and Kevin Randleman. He has not won a fight in over a decade but is due to make his ring return on July 3.

Paul on the other hand is not short of offers after being called out by Tyson Fury's younger half-brother Tommy as well as other UFC stars Darren Till and Daniel Cormier.

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