‘You Can’t Do This Alone’: UFC Legend Name Dropped as Jake Paul Backed by MMA Veteran in His Fight Against Dana White Over Pay

Published 11/10/2022, 8:45 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 12: Jake Paul answers questions from the media during a press conference at Madison Square Garden on July 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Jake Paul recently stunned the world as he defeated UFC legend, Anderson Silva, inside the squared circle. During his press conferences, Paul has frequently brought up the low fighter pay and inadequate healthcare in the UFC. He has been critical of UFC president Dana White for not giving the fighters what they deserve. To his surprise, his noble cause is making a stir in the community, and veteran combatants are showing up to show their support.

Jake Paul and Dana White have been at crossroads several times. He has defeated three UFC stars till now, Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, and Anderson Silva. He says that White must be disappointed, and he will ‘expose’ the UFC president. 

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Within a very short period, the Youtuber turned boxer has swiftly made a name for himself in the sport. And having defeated three UFC stars and is speculated to make his UFC debut, Paul might stir the UFC world as well. But before that, he is trying to resolve problems like low fighter pay and improper healthcare in the organization. He desires to set up a fighters’ union for that, and he is already getting support for this. 

MMA veteran backs Jake Paul in his fight against Dana White 

Former MMA fighter Jon Fitch recently took to Twitter to extend his support to Paul, while also naming UFC legend Randy Couture, who has been battling for the same cause as Paul for a decade. 

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Fitch wrote in the Tweet, “@jakepaul if you are serious about helping MMA athletes, and this isn’t all a gimmick for clout, then reach out to fighters who have been fighting this fight for more than a decade. Me, @Randy_Couture @CungLe185 or the @MMAFA

You can’t do this alone.”

Couture has brought up the organization’s fractured pay structure on various occasions. He has even said in the past that a well-known fighter like Francis Ngannou might be able to overhaul the system. The latter experienced significant issues with the UFC regarding his contract.

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Apparently, all of this might fall into place, and notable individuals in the UFC could join Paul to bring the required changes. Meanwhile, what do you think about this situation? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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