“A Lot of People Are Scared of Dana White” – Jake Paul Hits Out at the UFC Boss

Published 07/14/2021, 9:30 AM EDT


Over the past few months, the rift between Jake Paul and the UFC chief Dana White has increased to a great extent. Both of them have exchanged massive verbal blows with each other and they still continue to do the same. ‘The Problem Child’ has taken digs at White for various reasons, but of late, he’s targeted the UFC supremo for not paying his fighters a fair share for their fights.

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Talking to Lance Pugmire, Jake Paul said, “It’s very important. Goldman Sachs just came out with a study that UFC fighters get 10 percent of the earnings that the whole UFC gets. You know other leagues like the NBA, NFL, they get 50 percent.”

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“Fighters are putting their life on the line. Chris Weidman snapping his shin and half. Fighters deserve more and look a lot of people are scared of Dana White. I don’t give a s***.”

Jake Paul, on August 29, will confront the ex-UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley. This fight is expected to do well on PPV, thus giving both the fighters one of their best career paychecks.

That said, this will give another opportunity to ‘The Problem Child’ to hit out at his rival, Dana White. The YouTuber turned boxer has advocated for a fair pay of fighters ever since he’s turned into a sensation in boxing. He believes fighters bring in the content by risking their lives. As a result, he feels every fighter in this world deserves outstanding paychecks.

Is Jake Paul correct with his above statements on fighters’ pay?

The fight business is one of the most lucrative verticals in the world. Countless people are involved in developing the same. However, everything boils down to fighters and the kind of entertainment they bring in for the fans.

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

That said, Jake Paul, in his above point, seemed abrupt and concise. And every combat sports fighter would be hoping to bag the biggest possible paychecks for their efforts in the ring/cage.

With that, it’ll be interesting to see if ‘The Problem Child’s comments make any difference in fighters’ pay from hereon.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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