JAKE PAUL has lashed out at ‘bald bum’ Dana White in an astonishing attack over UFC fighters’ pay.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer, 24, and 51-year-old UFC chief have been locked in a war of words for months now.Jake Paul has once again lashed out at Dana White for ‘underpaying’ UFC fighters[/caption] Dana White and Jake Paul have been locked in a war of words for months now[/caption]
Paul wrote: “Dana White… you may have bullied your way to controlling thousands of fighters’ careers but I have never said I want to sign with UFC… now will I ever.
“Maybe I would consider letting you co-promote one of my events against a UFC champion like you did for Conor (McGregor) when he fought Floyd (Mayweather).
“Because you wouldn’t let Conor actually do it himself without you taking your cut.
“You live in lies and every major fighter on your roster has complained about pay… Conor, (Jon) Jones, (Jorge) Masvidal, (Nate) Diaz, (Francis) Ngannou.”
Paul continued his astonishing attack by reminding White he’s not as important to UFC as he thinks he is.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer added: “You even make up fake belts to sell tickets instead of giving Amanda Nunes her opportunity to headline..
“Remember Dana you were a cardio kickboxing instructor and didn’t even create the UFC (Gracie and Davie created it, the Fertittas saved it and FIGHTERS made it popular).
“YOU’RE a bald bum who can’t do an interview now without being asked about me…
“Pay your fighters more!!”
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Earlier this year, Paul took aim at White over the exact same issue – questioning why he earned more in his third boxing match than any UFC star in history not called Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The 3-0 boxing star – who beat Nate Robinson, AnEsonGib and ex-MMA ace Ben Askren in the ring – roared: “In my third fight, I made more money in total pay than any fighter in UFC history.
“Maybe it’s time to pay your fighters their fair share?
“No wonder they all want to get into boxing. Dana, you say you make the fights the fans want to see, so hurry up and make Jones vs Ngannou.
“Pay them their fair share. $10 million purse for each guy plus pay-per-view.
“Why are UFC fighters so underpaid versus boxers? Why did I make more in my third fight than all but two (Khabib and Conor) UFC fighters have in history. I know why.”
White was left unconvinced by the social media sensation and accused his team of lying about their box office success.
The UFC president said: “He knocked out an NBA guy that was 40 years old and 30 pounds less than him. I don’t even know what to think about the Askren thing.
“The whole thing is f***ing mind-boggling to me, but good for him. Grab that money while you can, kid.
“I don’t believe anything they say. That’s a f***ing circus. None of that is real. Do you think any of that s*** that’s going on over there is real?
“C’mon, man. I built a real business here, a real sport.”
A month later, White vowed never to work with the likes of Paul, adding: “I would never do business with those guys, just no.
“No, this is not what we do. I’m not gonna f***ing loan them a guy for f***ing what? There’s no way.
“You got plenty of f****ing goofballs out there that you can muster up to get in there and play these games that these guys are playing.
“Yeah, I’m not your guy… let’s see how long it takes before this kid’s 15 minutes are up.”