“Just Got Knocked Out by Tommy Morrison’s Son”: Dana White Fires Back at Jake Paul for Cherry-Picking Opponents

Published 07/17/2022, 9:18 AM EDT

YouTube star Jake Paul and UFC president Dana White have had their fair share of altercations for a long time. The two have been feuding for years, with Paul accusing White of not paying his fighters, while the UFC president has stated that Paul should stick to boxing and also accused him of cheating.

So it was not surprising when White questioned why The Problem Child was fighting Hasim Rahman Jr even though the heavyweight boxer lost his last fight. Paul was originally set to take on British boxer Tommy Fury, however, the fight was canceled because of Fury pulling out after he could not enter the US.


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Dana White fires back at Paul

During the post-fight press conference, White was asked to share his thoughts on Paul’s next opponent. He then went on and stated that he knew who Rahman Jr. was and that he got knocked out by James McKenzie Morrison, son of former boxer Tommy Morrison.

I know of him. I saw he just got knocked out by Tommy Morrison’s son,” White told the reporter, who then asked him if he thought Rahman Jr. can beat Paul.”What are your thoughts on that fight? Do you think Rahman ends the Jake Paul hype train?” He asked.

White then took jabs at Paul by stating that he should have picked Morrison instead of Rahman Jr.,”Well, he just got knocked out. Why wouldn’t you go with the guy who knocked him out?” He said.


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It looks like there is still a lot of bad blood between the two and with White still taking jabs at Paul, this feud will continue on.

Does Jake Paul cherry-pick his opponents?


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The most criticized thing about Paul’s young boxing career has been the opponents he has faced. Even though the Problem Child has an undefeated record of 5-0, he is yet to face a professional boxer in his career with former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley being his toughest opponent yet. Moreover, Paul boasting about his fights as tough, has made the fans and analysts criticize him even more.

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However, Raham Jr. is a legit boxer with a record of 12-1 and will be Paul’s toughest opponent yet. Although Paul is yet to face a pro-boxer, he is still very new to the sport and will take time to increase the level of competition he will face.


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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

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