“He Can Do Whatever He Wants” – Dana White Open to the Idea of Jake Paul Fighting in the UFC

Published 01/21/2022, 3:00 AM EST
GLENDALE, AZ – JUNE 12: Dana White meets with the press following UFC 263 on June 12, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Dana White against Jake Paul is one of the most infamous feuds of recent times. The UFC President and the undefeated boxer have been at each other’s throats for some time now.

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It all began when Paul started taking shots at White on the issue of fighter pay. Some UFC fighters also came out and criticized the UFC head honcho on the same issue. However, White took none of it seriously and always had a subtle reply to Paul’s accusations. The feud escalated recently, with both men openly calling out each other and issuing challenges on social media.

Now it seems like White is done with it and, according to him, he won’t be responding anymore.

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During a recent interview, he said, “I’m sitting here. I’m arguing with this kid that doesn’t fight for me and is never going to fight for me. So, what’s the point even, he and I going back and forth with each other?”

White was also asked about the possibility of Paul entering the world of MMA. The UFC President replied, “Would I let him? Well, he can do whatever he wants to do.”

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“I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t think that would ever happen, but listen, I never say never anymore. I didn’t think Floyd and Conor would end up, or I would end up doing any of my guys versus Floyd.” 

Whether people like Paul or not, seeing him in the UFC will be entertaining for sure.

Dana White wants Francis Ngannou to focus on Ciryl Gane

Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane will collide in a much anticipated heavyweight title clash in the UFC 270 headliner. It is a fight of completely opposite fighting styles and fans are excited about the matchup.

However, in the build-up to the fight, Ngannou has been involved in a few talks and controversies. His contract is ending with the UFC in December 2022, and he seems to have caught Tyson Fury’s eye. Both men had a back-and-forth on Twitter while talking about a future boxing match.

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White, in a recent appearance on The Jim Rome Show, gave advice to ‘The Predator.’ He said, “You worry about all of these other things, I want to box Tyson Fury, I want to do this, I want to do that, you’re the underdog on Saturday night. You are not some huge 10 to 1 favorite. Focus on beating Ciryl Gane. Win this fight and then you can talk about the possibility of other things.”

As Ciryl Gane is a dangerous opponent and Ngannou needs to be at his best come January 22, White may be right in saying whatever he did.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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