May 16, 2021

UFC’s White on Jake Paul: Why Don’t You Go Fight a F—— Boxer?

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UFC President Dana White has grown tired of Jake Paul approaching numerous UFC fighters – baiting them to face him in a boxing match on Triller.

This past Saturday night in Atlanta, Paul picked up his third win as a pro – when he stopped retired MMA fighter Ben Askren in the first round.

Paul, a very popular figure on social media, made his boxing debut in early 2020.

He knocked out a Youtube rival in his first pro bout – and then put away NBA star Nate Robinson in two rounds last November.

In the aftermath of his most recent victory, Paul began to trade words with several UFC names and made it clear that he’d like face to Conor McGregor next.

But, White would strongly advise him to stay away from the UFC’s roster and redirect his focus to an actual pro boxer. 

He cautions that a legal battle could erupt – if Paul and his handlers continue to approach UFC fighters.

“Why don’t you go fight a f—— boxer? What the f— do these guys keep talking to UFC guys for? I’m gonna have to slap them with another f—— legal letter, these f——- idiots. Go talk to f—— boxers. What are you doing?,” White told Yahoo Sports.

White is not in favor of seeing Youtubers compete in boxing matches, but he believes Paul has been able to exploit a certain demographic of fan.

“Boxing continues to go like this [points his hands downward]. This guy [Jake Paul] is playing this thing perfectly and boxing’s in such a bad place. They’re doing a really good job at sucking in people to buy into this thing. Good for him.”

On a separate matter, White denied the recent statements from rap icon Snoop Dogg – who claims the UFC executive bet him $2 million on the outcome of the Paul-Askren fight.

“I don’t even want to say it. I don’t even want to say what I think happened in that fight. But I can tell you this, I don’t owe Snoop [Dogg] $2 million,” White told TSN.

“I never bet – let me make it clear right here to everybody: I have never made an illegal bet, ever. I did not make an illegal bet on Saturday night. I did not bet $2 million with Snoop or anybody.”