Jake Paul has put UFC president Dana White on blast.
Paul’s war of words with White dates back to before his fight with Ben Askren earlier this month. White said he would bet $1 million on Askren to beat Paul, which didn’t sit well with the Internet celebrity turned professional boxer.
“Dana, you claimed you would be $1 million on me losing. Set up Askren to train with Freddie Roach. Gave him full access to the UFC [Performance Institute] and he still got his ass handed to him.”
White recently claimed that reports of Paul’s fight with Askren doing 1.5 million PPV buys and generating $75 million in revenue were “full of sh-t”. Paul disputes White’s claims and says he made more money for the fight with Askren than any UFC fighter in history, other than Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
“In my third fight, I made more money 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 the fans want to see, so hurry up and make [Jon] Jones vs. [Francis] Ngannou. Pay them their fair share. $10 million purse for each guy plus pay-per-view.”
A UFC heavyweight title fight between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones has been put on pause after White claims Jones is demanding a $30 million purse for the fight.
“Why are UFC fighters so underpaid versus boxers? Why did I make more in my third fight than all but two (Khabib & Conor) UFC fighters have in history. I know why.”
Paul is arguably the most discussed figure in combat sports at the moment. The 24-year-old got into it with Daniel Cormier at UFC 261 this past weekend after Paul called him out for a fight earlier in the week.