Sorry, fight fans ... Chuck Liddell says there will be no upcoming boxing match with Jake Paul -- the UFC legend tells TMZ Sports he'd HURT the YouTuber if a scrap ever went down.
Liddell told us out in L.A. that even though the two have beefed publicly over the past couple weeks ... it just makes no sense for Jake to box him, even at Chuck's current age.
"He's not good enough to fight me," the 51-year-old said of the 24-year-old.
"It just doesn't make sense for him. None of it makes sense for this guy. He's going to risk getting hurt like that?!"
If you're wondering why it's even being rumored ... it's 'cause the two went after each other on social media following Jake's huge win over Ben Askren.
I’m ready anytime for that clown https://t.co/J0QeXRvvzn— Chuck Liddell (@ChuckLiddell) May 10, 2021
I’m ready anytime for that clown https://t.co/J0QeXRvvzn
A fan on Twitter asked Chuck to shut Jake up ... and Liddell responded, "I’m ready anytime for that clown."
Paul fired back a short time later, posting a pic of the two after the Askren fight and saying, "This guy Chuck Liddell begged me for a pic after my fight and now is talking s*** on Twitter."
But, check out the clip ... Liddell, who by the way denied asking to take the pic with Paul, said he's content staying away from the ring and possibly injuring Jake -- for now.