“There Are Plenty of People Who Want to Assault Me”- Dana White on Jake Paul’s Recent Comments

Published 08/29/2021, 5:55 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 23: UFC president Dana White interacts with fans and media during the UFC press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Jake Paul recently let out a verbal attack on UFC President Dana White. The YouTuber turned pro-boxer said he would knock Dana White out if they crossed paths. Given the fact that he was named in the comment, White was asked for his reaction to the same in the conference of the UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs Chikadze event.

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Well, White didn’t take those comments too seriously. He said this is the fight business, and it is normal for people to say mean things about each other rather than being nice. He also added that Paul might have to get in line to do so, as there are a lot of other people willing to do the same.

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Get in line. There’s plenty of people that would like to assault me… It doesn’t bother me… We are not in the nice guy business. I say mean things about people too,” said White.

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Paul and White have had a few back-and-forths over the course of time. White also indicated that he doesn’t intend to ever collaborate with Paul, as he doesn’t want to engage in celebrity fights. It remains to be seen if he changes his view anytime soon.

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Jake Paul faces Tyron Woodley in a boxing match

Paul will make his fourth appearance as a professional boxer. Later tonight, he will enter the ring to fight the former 5-time UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley. ‘The Problem Child’ last knocked out Ben Askren (a grappling phenomenon) to earn his third career win. Now, he will have a step up in competition as ‘The Chosen One’ is actually a good striker and legit knockout artist.

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

Paul has spared nobody with his verbal assaults, as he has called out a host of UFC stars for a boxing match. If he can actually get the better of Woodley, one might expect him to take on an even bigger name. Also, his attack on White might cause some sort of spark in the near future as well.

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What do you make of Dana White’s response? Will he ever work with Jake Paul?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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