Jake Paul Dares Dana White to Double Up His $1 Million Bet

Published 03/11/2021, 12:44 AM EST
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates 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)


UFC President Dana White has made a bold claim about the Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul boxing fight. The outspoken president revealed he is so confident of the outcome that he will bet $1 million on the bout. Since then, Jake Paul has also replied to it.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MARCH 20: UFC President Dana White speaks to the media during the UFC 189 World Media Tour Launch press conference at Maracanazinho on March 20, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The Jake Paul-Ben Askren fight has been one of the most talked-about fights in the sport. It is now official that the pair will fight on a PPV card in the incredible Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta. White has now had his say on the matter.

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The UFC President spoke to Mike Tyson on his podcast, ‘Hotboxin with Mike Tyson’ and said, “I’m interested too. He talks a lot of sh*t.” He added, “We’re going to find out here pretty soon. Let me tell one thing, I hope you can bet on this thing. Because I’ll bet a million dollars that he loses this f**king fight.”

This comment showed how confident the UFC President is about the outcome of this fight. Many experts have suggested that Paul is the favorite since it is a boxing match. However, White has surprisingly shown his backing for the former UFC fighter.

READ: How Much Did Jake Paul Make From His Boxing Career?

Jake Paul replies to Dana White

The controversial YouTuber turned boxer wasted no time in firing back at White, and he even challenged him to a boxing fight.

‘The Problem Child’ took to his Instagram to react to the video. He posted a video that showed him watching the clip and getting hyped up when he heard the bet. He then called on Dana White to double it up while also calling him out in the caption.

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This is just another chapter in the battle between the outspoken UFC President and the controversial YouTuber. Moreover, fans can expect this to continue throughout the build-up of the fight. And depending on what happens on the night, we may even see it continue after April 17.

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What do you make of these comments from Dana White and Jake Paul? Do you think Ben Askren can beat Jake Paul, or will White have to eat his words?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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