UFC president Dana White and Jake Paul have been public about their dislike for each other. But for the most part, it’s the “The Problem Child” who’s been relentless in his attacks about fighter pay issues.
But Paul seems to have other issues with White. The 24-year-old had a chance to talk to the media ahead of his fight against Tyron Woodley this weekend, and here were his comments about the UFC boss.
“We go back and forth, at the end of the day. He was always talking about me, I’m always talking about him,” Paul told reporters. “He’s trying to discredit what I’m doing. One moment, he loves Tyron Woodley, and he’s a five-time UFC champ, and Dana White saying he’s one of the greatest welterweights, ever.
“And then, boom. Twelve months later, ‘He sucks, Jake Paul’s fighting him’ bla bla bla. He’s just trying to discredit anything that I do, which of course, that’s what I would do if I was in his position. He’s a smart guy.”
As long as there are fighter pay issues that could be used as ammo against the UFC, this ongoing rift likely isn’t ending. But if and when it does, Paul doesn’t see it going well for White.
“I think it ends with me running into him in a club in Vegas and knocking him the f—k out.”
Paul vs. Woodley happens on Saturday in the former’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio under Showtime Boxing.