‘I Just See This Tyrant in Dana White’- Jake Paul Detests How Dana White Treats His UFC Fighters

Published 08/24/2021, 2:41 PM EDT
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)


YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul, is gearing up for his boxing fight against debutant Tyron Woodley scheduled to take place in a few days. Prior to his fight, ‘The Troubled Child’ appeared in the first episode of ‘The Pain Game’ hosted by True Geordie.

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The social media sensation talked about many kinds of stuff on the show. He detailed in brief what he thinks of opponent Tyron Woodley, Conor McGregor’s situation, his interest in boxing, and other things. When Geordie asked about his involvement in UFC fighter’s pay issues, the YouTuber minced no words in trashing the UFC supremo Dana White.

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“Look, I see something that’s wrong in the system and I didn’t like it,” Paul said on the show. “I see how these fighters work. I know how hard it is to be a fighter and I know how expensive it is to be a fighter. And I just see this tyrant in Dana White, just controlling these fighters like puppets.”

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 24: UFC President Dana White interacts with media during the UFC on FOX press conference on January 24, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“Making them do whatever stripping belts, not giving them fights they want. Not paying what they want. I’m like ‘f*ck this guy’. It became like a personal thing for me and that’s really how it started. It was really like a snowball effect,” he added.

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Jake further revealed how people started supporting his vision. According to him, this should have been raised many years ago, but no one dared to. “So I was like, cool, I will be the leader of this movement, no problem,” he said.

Jake Paul believes he could finish Tyron Woodley in round 1

In a brief career so far, Jake has finished all his opponents. He thinks it won’t be any different with Woodley, even though he is a dangerous fighter.

“I’m just built different,” Paul told Sky Sports. “I have something inside of me that I think is just a natural-born fighter, with natural power. You can teach a lot of things, but you can’t teach speed and you can’t teach power I think that’s why my fights have ended so early.”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 13: Jake Paul (L) and Tyron Woodley (R) face off during a press conference before their cruiserweight fight at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on July 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

“Honestly, after this camp, I said three [rounds] and now I’m thinking max two. But to be honest, something in my heart tells me that it’s going to be another one-round fight. As crazy as that sounds. I think it’s going to be a very short night for Tyron,” he added.

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It won’t be an easy job, though. Woodley, unlike his previous opponents, is a legitimate prizefighter. Jake has to be at his best to beat ‘The Chosen One’.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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