Jake Paul Destroys Conor McGregor and Dana White: “I’m a F**king CEO and Every UFC Fighter Is a Employee”

Published 12/23/2021, 9:56 AM EST
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)


2021 turned out to be an exceptional year for the YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul. The 24-year-old fought thrice this year and won all of his fights. Recently, he beat Tyron Woodley via a vicious KO, post which the rumors of him joining the UFC spread like wildfire.

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However, in a fresh episode of his brother, Logan Paul’s, Impaulsive podcast, Jake Paul opened up on whether he’ll really go to the biggest MMA promotion.

He said, “I make more than every UFC fighter f**king combined, including Conor. You’ll work for f**king Dana, you’ll work for WME Endeavor, that’s who you work for. I make more than all of you silly motherf**kers. Why would I go into the UFC and sign a contract to give away my f**king rights and s**t.”

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“I own my content; I own my platform; I own everything. They don’t own s**t.”

“I’m a f**king CEO and every UFC fighter is a employee,” he added.

Last year, Jake Paul defeated Nate Robinson and since then, UFC President, Dana White and the fighters in the promotion have been his prime target. Also, ‘The Problem Child’ time by time has addressed how UFC fighters do not get fair pay.

That said, his verbal exchange with UFC fighters and White has only turned bigger this year.

Paul has been a pioneer for fair pay of fighters and he often has some strong points to add to this. He himself saw an increase in paychecks this year, and the YouTuber just wants that to happen with other fighters who put their blood and sweat into the sport.

How much money did Jake Paul make via his boxing bouts this year?

For his fight against Ben Askren, ‘The Problem Child’ banked around $690,000.

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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)

Additionally, he saw a surge in his paycheck in the first fight against Woodley. Here, he made around a whopping $2.8 million.

Lastly, for the Woodley rematch, there’s no concrete news on how much money he made. However, Paul might have grabbed a massive payday surging around $5 million.

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What do you make of Jake Paul’s above comments?

Watch this story – Every Angle of Jake Paul’s Devastating One-Punch Knockout Win Over Tyron Woodley

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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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