Jake Paul Slams Dana White: Pay Your Fighters Their Fair Share
Jake Paul has taken quite the dig at UFC President Dana White.
Paul has been making waves in the world of combat sports. The YouTuber is 3-0 as a boxer. He’s coming off a first-round TKO win over former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren.
Paul has been calling out MMA fighters and even got into a confrontation with Daniel Cormier during the UFC 261 event. Paul has also taken aim at Dana White for dismissing the possibility of working with him.
White recently praised Paul for knowing how to make use of his popularity but he blasted Paul’s claim that the event drew over one million PPV buys.
Paul responded to White’s rant by questioning why the UFC boss doesn’t pay his fighters more.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 25, 2021
“Dana, you claimed you would bet $1M on me losing. Set up Askren to train with Freddie Roach…gave him full access to UFCPI…and he still got his ass handed to him. Seems like you are the real douche…not Ariel [Helwani]. In my 3rd fight I made more in total pay than any fighter in UFC history. Maybe it’s time to pay your fighters their fair share? No wonder they all want to get into boxing. Dana, you say you make the fights fans want to see…so hurry up and make Jones vs N’gannou. Pay them their fair share….$10M purse for each guy, plus PPV. Why are UFC fighters so underpaid vs Boxers? Why did I make more in my 3rd fight than all but two (Khabib & Conor) UFC fighters have in history? I know why…”