‘Will You Give Derek Brunson?’- Jake Paul Challenges Dana White to Set Up a 185-Pound Fight

Published 09/17/2021, 11:16 PM EDT
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)


Jake Paul’s ongoing feud with the UFC and Dana White has been heightened with his recent win over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Following the win, ‘The Problem Child’ stated that there are a number of potential opponents in mind. However, Paul has his eyes set on former friend turned foe, Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal. 

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In a recent interview, Dana White shared his thoughts on Paul trying to call out Masvidal, who is under contract with the UFC. White challenged Paul to take on a fight against Anderson Silva, who is a free agent at the moment and is winning fights. The UFC President also stated that Masvidal is not in the same category as Paul. 

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‘The Problem Child’ responded to the recent comments made by White in his recent tweet. He said, “Dana admitted this morning that I would destroy “170” pound Masvidal.. So Dana will you give (Derek) Brunson permission to make some real money? Dana?”

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Jake Paul vs Jorge Masvidal- a fight that can be made?

Leading up to his fight against Ben Askren, the entire MMA community was against Jake Paul. However, Jorge Masvidal teamed up with Jake Paul to take out a common enemy. The 24-year-old did that with ease, knocking out Askren in the very first round. 

After that, when Paul was matched up against Woodley, he received no support from Masvidal, given Jorge Masvidal and Tyron Woodley are from the same management team and good friends as well.

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Following the win, Paul turned on Masvidal for switching sides. ‘The Problem Child’ also called him out for a fight multiple times. However, as Masvidal is under contract with the UFC, the fight seems impossible.

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Dana White has made it abundantly clear that setting up fights against YouTubers is not on his agenda. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that Jake Paul faces anyone from the UFC, be it Derek Brunson or Jorge Masvidal. 

What do you make of Jake Paul calling out Derek Brunson? 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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