The war of words between Jake Paul and Dana White continues, as Paul has issued a lengthy message to the UFC president on Twitter.
Paul and White have been disputing ever since ‘The Problem Child’ knocked out Ben Askren at a Triller Fight Club event in April. White called reports of the fight selling 1.5 million PPV buys as “bulls—t” and said he would never do business with Paul.
Those comments have not sat well with the internet star turned pugilist Paul, who recently slated White for underpaying fighters on the UFC roster. Paul also funded a UFC Fighter’s training camp by donating $5,000 to her gofundme campaign.
“Dana White… you may have bullied your way to controlling thousands of fighter careers… but I have never said I want to sign with the UFC… nor will I ever…,” Paul wrote on Twitter. “Maybe I would consider letting you co-promote one [of] my events against a UFC champion like you did for Conor when he fought Floyd… because you wouldn’t let Conor actually do it for himself without you taking your cut…
“You live in lies and every major fighter on your roster has complained about pay… Conor, Jones, Masvidal, Ngannou. You even make up fake belts to sell tickets instead of giving Amanda Nunes her opportunity to headline.. Remember Dana you were a cardio kickboxing instructor and didn’t even create the UFC (Gracie and Davie created it, the Fertittas saved it, and the FIGHTERS made it popular). YOU’RE a bald bum who can’t do an interview now without being asked about me… pay your fighters more!!”
Whether Paul genuinely cares about UFC fighters receiving better pay or not is up for debate, but there’s no denying his comments are valid. The highly anticipated heavyweight debut of Jon Jones remains to be seen due to an ongoing pay dispute, and Francis Ngannou is the latest champion to be left baffled by the creation of another interim belt.