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Featured Image Credit: PA/YouTube/Claressa Shields
Shields took on Abigail Montes in just her second MMA bout at PFL World Championship 2021 on Wednesday.
But the combat star, who is a world champion in boxing, suffered a defeat at the hands of Montes, who won a split-decision victory in their women's lightweight bout.
Abigail Montes defeated Claressa Shields by split decision at the 2021 #PFLChampionship
It was the first loss of Shields' professional fighting career. pic.twitter.com/PPTLjpe40l
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 28, 2021
Shields' first loss of her professional fighting career triggered Paul into action on social media.
'The Problem Child' posted an image which had a message directed at her, accompanied with the caption: "I love karma @Claressashields.
"Congrats Abigail Montes! Someone get her a Twitter!"
I love karma @Claressashields,
Congrats Abigail Montes! Someone get her a Twitter! pic.twitter.com/gRTqKLZt8A
- Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 28, 2021
The text in the image reads: "The truth hurts but it's necessary. Claressa Shields is a loser. In MMA, and even more so with her prima donna attitude.
"The fake always get exposed. Losses come when anger and hate take over. Just ask Rousey and McGregor. She spent more time berating Jake Paul than learning Jiu Jitsu. She's never been a big draw and unfortunately for her she never will be.
"Amanda Serrano (the GWOAT) though, has 30 KOs in 42 fights. 2-0 in MMA, both wins by submission.
"Congrats Abigail Montes on the win."
Shields hit back, posting a series of tweets.
Paul and Shields have previously exchanged barbs, with the women's light-middleweight world champion calling him out.
She also vowed to never fight on an undercard featuring him in a fierce rant against the YouTuber-turned-boxer.