‘They are the F*cking Worst’- Dana White Mocks Jake Paul for Signing With Showtime

Published 08/05/2021, 2:40 PM EDT
Las Vegas , United States – 6 October 2018; UFC President Dana White during the post fight press conference following UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


UFC president Dana White is never a one to back down from banter. Be it face-to-face or on social media, the ace entrepreneur knows how to deal with people who annoy him. Recently, the man who has made him raise his eyebrows is none other than YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.

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Jake, who has had a brief but eventful career till now, recently signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime Sports. The YouTuber has been after White for not giving his fighters their due and has so far competed in 3 matches and has been victorious in all three.

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The highlight of that being a KO win over Ben Askren. He will feature in a match against former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley next, who also happens to be Askren’s collegiate.

White, who appeared for an interview with ‘Full Send Podcast’, talked about what he feels about Jake and the promotion he features on. The UFC supremo minced no words as he tore apart the boxing promotion.

“Listen, that’s all part of the business. You know, you wanna get noticed, you wanna stir up some shit? Start a fight with me,” White said. “I mean that’s how you do it, you know. He’s on f***ing Showtime. What are they gonna f***ing do?”

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“You know what I mean? Showtime is like the f***ing end, at the bottom of the barrel. They are the f***ing worst. They think they are f***ing HBO but they are not. You know they the f***ing s***can of pay-TV,” White added.

Can Dana White and Jake Paul work together?

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Jake Paul is far from being a regular fighter. You won’t see him fighting like an average UFC guy would do. He doesn’t have to either. Whereas White arranges fighting events every other Saturday. So, can we have a scenario where these two mavericks work together? White has an answer to it.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)

“I just don’t see it happening. I don’t hate the kid. Is he f***ing annoying? Yeah, he’s annoying… He’s trying to make that money. And his shelf life is very f***ing short.”

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Well, you heard that clearly from the man who runs the biggest MMA house in the world. But you can’t rule out any possibilities in this sport. What did you make of White’s comments on Showtime and Jake Paul?

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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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