“I Think He Hates Me More Than Anyone in the World”- Jake Paul Criticizes Dana White for Unfair Treatment to UFC Fighters

Published 07/02/2021, 1:09 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Ahead of his boxing bout against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul took hits at Dana White at a Bitcoin conference. The 24-year-old YouTuber-turned-boxer uploaded a video in which he criticized the UFC President for monopolizing fighter pay.

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Jake Paul blasted White by saying that fighters risk their lives by getting into the ring. He then accused UFC owners of enforcing higher pay cuts from athletes than in any other sports league. ‘The Problem Child’ believes they are creating a monopoly around fighter pay.

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Jake Paul added that fighters in the UFC cannot negotiate their pay anymore. Hence, he feels he and his brother are now leading a “movement” to help the fighter-pay cause.

Dana White doesn’t make good fights happen… because he can’t pay these fighters enough or doesn’t want to pay these fighters enough,” said Paul.

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On being asked if he thinks whether Dana White likes him, Paul replied with a chuckle, “I think he hates me more than anyone in the world right now.

“All a bunch of bu*****t”: Dana White slams Jake Paul

At the UFC 263 press conference, Dana White reluctantly addressed Jake Paul’s comments on fighter pay and claims of Tyron Woodley securing a bigger payday against the 3-0 boxer. White believed that it was a way for ‘The Problem Child’ to sell his fight against ‘The Chosen One’ better.

Jake Paul will say mean things about me. ‘Pay your fighters.’ And you guys will get right into it and love it, it’s all bu*****t – all a bunch of bu*****t,” said Dana White.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)

Clearly, the UFC President disagrees with Jake Paul’s comments. He believes this is a way for ‘The Problem Child’ to garner attention around his upcoming fight against Tyron Woodley on August 28, 2021. Now, it’ll be interesting to see how/if he responds to Paul’s latest comments.

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