Khamzat Chimaev, Dillon Danis and Others React to Jake Paul’s ‘Five Day’ Challenge to Dana White

Published 01/01/2022, 10:11 PM EST
Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after knocking out Tyron Woodley (not pictured) at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Jake Paul has managed to garner a lot of attention in the combat sports world for his work in and out of this ring. Apart from registering stellar performances under the bright lights, Paul has also made waves in the media. ‘The Problem Child’ made a massive impact earlier today when he sent out a counter challenge to Dana White’s initial call-out.

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White challenged Paul to agree to enter a testing pool for a duration of two years to be screened for steroids. However, Paul instead came in with his own offer and said he would step in to face Jorge Masvidal in the UFC’s octagon if a few conditions were met. Paul wanted White to increase fighter pay, offer long-term medical care and also to delve into revenue sharing with the fighter.

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Jake Paul also capped off his challenge by reminding the MMA world that he was an ally, looking to make a change.

Dana White since took to social media and put Jake Paul’s challenge to bed. He ended up reinstating his initial provocation that Paul should undergo random steroid testing and he, in turn, would undergo random testing for cocaine. White also trolled Jake Paul for merely selling 65k PPV buy’s for his recent scrap against Tyron Woodley.

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MMA Twitter reacts to Jake Paul’s offer

Several MMA fighters and fans came out and opined on Jake Paul’s challenge to Dana White. Paul’s offer is clearly inclined towards improving things for fighters and many fighters and fans were impressed with Paul’s aggressive approach to reform. In fact, former heavyweight champion Tim Slyvia went on to give a massive shout-out to Paul for the stand he took.

However, some fans have also questioned the sincerity attached to Jake Paul’s challenge. There is a subsect of the fanbase who believe Paul is going out of his way to chase clout.

A few other names such as Khamzat Chimaev and Dillon Danis weren’t as impressed and call-out of Paul. Both men have taken every available opportunity to troll ‘The Problem Child’ and would like to put an end to his hype train.

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The saga between Jake Paul and Dana White will continue to garner attention in the days to come. Not to mention, the fact that White went on to address Paul’s counter-offer will serve to spur on this rivalry for quite some time.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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