Henry Cejudo Backs Jake Paul’s Movement Against Dana White and the UFC: ‘They Gotta Hear It from Other People’

Published 07/23/2021, 7:30 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Former UFC champion Henry Cejudo doesn’t mind seeing Jake Paul take an active stand for the MMA fighters against Dana White. Although most of the traditional fighters and fans have expressed disgust towards the social media star, Cejudo shed love and support towards Paul.

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Transitioning himself from a social media persona to a prize-fighter, Paul has had several feuds with multiple UFC personalities. However, he recently accused Dana White of underpaying the fighters, which he claimed to rule away if given proper support. While Cejudo had nothing against his ex-boss, ‘Triple C’ still favored Jake Paul in the particular case.

In a chat with FightHype.com, He said, “I think it’s cool what he is doing. I really do. Like, I became a fan of him because even though I do respect my boss, they gotta hear it from other people. I respect Dana White. But it’s also good that somebody is bringing that up.”

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A few days back, UFC fighter Sara Alpar claimed she didn’t have enough funds to continue her combat career. So, she urged for donations and that’s when Jake Paul voiced his support. He took to social media and offered help to the MMA fighter. This particular move earned him enough appraisals from the fight fans.

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While UFC President Dana White didn’t bother to react to the situation, ‘The Problem Child’ clearly took a dig at the MMA promotion by offering his unexpected assistance to Sara Alpar. Besides, vocal support towards Jake Paul from Henry Cejudo might have strengthened the Internet celebrity’s grasp over the combat community.

Henry Cejudo favors Jake Paul against Tyron Woodley

3-0 as a pro, Paul will face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on August 29. Woodley is a 5X MMA champion and one of the best fighters in the world. So, orthodox followers have backed him to have an easy payday against ‘The Problem Child’. Nevertheless, Henry Cejudo has again expressed a different opinion.

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The two-division UFC titlist backed Paul to beat Woodley in a boxing clash. Relying on Paul’s training session with world champion boxers, Cejudo said that Woodley could have relished an advantage in an MMA bout. However, as the pair will collide in a squared circle, ‘Triple C’ showed an unfamiliar opinion.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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