“You Are Not a Fu*king YouTuber”- Dana White Destroys Paulo Costa in an Epic Rant

Published 06/08/2021, 1:25 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 03: Dana White is seen arriving at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on October 03, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)


Paulo Costa pulled out of his proposed fight against Jared Cannonier, complaining about the payment being less than ideal. He believes that as one of the top fighters in the world, he deserves to get paid more than the likes of Logan Paul, who pocketed a hefty purse in his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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UFC President Dana White didn’t take those comments too lightly. He went off on the former middleweight title challenger recently in an epic rant.

I don’t think it’s true. I think he did sign, because we extended him. We extended his contract for turning down the fight. But, listen, don’t fight. I have offered you 3 fights a year. This is my situation with all these guys,” said White.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Israel Adesanya of Nigeria and Paulo Costa of Brazil face off prior to their middleweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

I have offered you 3 fights. He doesn’t have to fight. So, don’t fight. Guess what, you should have started a YouTube channel when you were fu*kin 13 years old and build your name up and everything else. You could have the fight on Saturday ( Sunday) night. But you didn’t. You are not a fu*king YouTuber, you are a fighter,” he added.

And this is what you do for a living, or you don’t. It’s up to you. And you are in no position to be talking about crazy money after your last performance. Okay! So, you either wanna fight or you don’t wanna fight. No problem, you don’t wanna fight, you can hang out and do whatever do what you want. When you’re ready let me know,” White said further.

Dana White blasts Paulo Costa for his last performance

White believes ‘The Eraser’ is in no position to ask for special treatment after his dissapointing loss at UFC 253.

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It’s not even a position of leverage. Listen, you have signed a contract, you are under contract, that’s the way you deal. Let me tell you what, you know what I say all the time, we have fights every weekend. If you wanna be busy, you can fight every weekend if you want to. Get out of your contract, go do whatever you wanna do. You can fight YouTubers, you can do whatever you want,” said the UFC President.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: Paulo Costa of Brazil enters the arena prior to facing Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their middleweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

He can fight his way out of his contract, he has a contract. He wants to get out of his contract because they’re mad at YouTube kids for making money. He should be happy for the kid. Good for him. Kid’s put himself in a position to where he was able to fight Floyd Mayweather and make a bunch of money. You are mad? You just came out of a ridiculous, horrible performance. Come back and put yourself in a position to do something big,” White concluded in his epic rant.

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It will be interesting to see how Costa reacts to White‘s recent comments. But the UFC President has made his stance very clear, to say the least.

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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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