Claressa Shields escalates her feud with YouTuber Jake Paul by threatening to sue him.
Following a social media spat, Claressa Shields has threatened to sue Jake Paul.
Shields, a three-weight world champion and two-time Olympic goal medalist, and Paul, the YouTuber-turned-boxer, are no strangers to sparring.
Shields reacted angrily to a question from the media in September about whether she would ever fight on one of Paul's undercards.
"Don't ever disrespect me. I would never fight on Jake Paul's undercard," she replied.
"I'm a two-time Olympic gold medalist in boxing and a three-division world champion."
"I would never fight on Jake Paul's undercard; at the weight class I'm at right now, I can beat Jake Paul."
When Shields lost her PFL MMA fight in October, Paul, who will face Tyron Woodley for the second time this weekend, retaliated.
"Claressa Shields is a loser," he said in a statement.
In MMA, and even more so with her prima donna demeanor, she's a force to be reckoned with.
"The phony is always exposed."
When anger and hatred take over, there are losses.
Just ask [Conor] McGregor and [Ronda] Rousey.
"She spent more time berating Jake Paul than she did learning Jiu Jitsu," says the author.
"Amanda Serrano (the GWOAT) on the other hand, has 30 KOs in 42 fights.2-0 in MMA, both wins by submission. Congratulations Abigail Montes on the win."
Shields then accused the 24-year-old YouTuber of not having knockout clauses in his fight contracts, which the YouTuber has denied.
Shields reveled in the fact that her opponent was repeatedly quizzed about it on social media, tweeting, "It's hilarious to see Jake get quizzed about the no-knockout clause."
"You come for me, I come for you; Google 'NDA.' It's just a question."
Shields was accused of asking to be on one of the fighter's undercards in a tweet from the BAVAFA Sports account, the advisory company founded by Nakisa Bidarian, Paul's manager.
"What's hilarious is the multiple times you and your team tried to be a part of a Jake Paul event. Time reveals all.-hashtag-Receipts," BAVAFA wrote in a tweet.
Mark Taffet, Shields' manager, then got involved and took a shot at Bidarian.
"Hey Nakisa @BAVAFASports, let the fighters speak for themselves. If u want to debate with me, just let me know. I am not Claressa; she is not me. My discussions are my words, not hers."
This enraged Shields, who quoted Taffet's comments on Twitter and threatened to sue Paul.
"I'm suing Sue @jakepaul andamp; his team for defamation of character because I ain't never asked to be on no YouTuber's undercard," she tweeted.
"Somebody about to get sued for lying on my name. Can't wait to call my lawyer tomorrow morning," Shen followed up with another tweet.
Away from social media, Shields is set to defend her WBA, WBC, and IBF belts against mandatory challenger Ema Kozin on January 29th in Cardiff.