‘It’s Time You Pay Your Fighters’- Jake Paul Sends Dana White a Clear Message

Published 04/25/2021, 11:40 PM EDT


‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul was present at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida. While in attendance, Paul got into a war of words with the former two-division champion, Daniel Cormier. The crowd in attendance made their disdain for Paul known by chanting ‘F**k Jake Paul’ multiple times throughout the event. 

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Paul has seemingly pitted the whole MMA community against him with his recent antics and war of words with the likes of ‘The Chosen One’ and ‘DC’. To take things up a notch, Paul wore a shirt with ‘Where is my money’ written across it. This was him taking a dig at Dana White who bet $1 million on Ben Askren beating him. 

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Dana White has no interest in doing business with Jake Paul

A few hours back, ‘The Problem Child’ put out a tweet aimed at Dana White. The post read, “Dana you claimed you would bet $1 million on me losing. Set up Askren to train with Freddie Roach… gave him full access to UFCPI …and he still got his a** handed to him. Seems like you’re the real douce… not Ariel. In my 3rd fight, I made more in total pay than any fighter in UFC history.”

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‘The Problem Child’ continued, “Maybe it’s time you pay your fighters their fair share? No wonder they all want to get into boxing. Dana you say you make the fights fans want to see… so hurry up and make Jones vs Ngannou. Pay them their fair share… $10 million purse for each guy, plus PPV. Why are UFC fighters so underpaid vs Boxers? Why did I make more in my third fight than all but two (Khabib & Conor) UFC fighters have in history? I know why…”

During the post-fight press conference, Dana White addressed questions about Jake Paul. He stated that the fight between Paul and Askren did not sell 1.3 million PPVs. Furthermore, he stated that he is in the business of making the best fight the best and has no interest in working with Triller and Jake Paul. 

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What do you make of Dana White’s comments on Jake Paul? Do you think we will see Paul in a fight against a UFC fighter anytime soon? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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