Youtube Celebrity Boxer Jake Paul was in the house at UFC 261 and had some moments in the arena with the fans and an altercation with Daniel Cormier, and now he has got something to say to UFC president Dana White.
In the middle of the featured preliminary bout between Randy Brown and Alex Oliveira, the Jacksonville faithful at the VyStar Memorial Arena began chanting “f*ck Jake Paul” rather loudly. Once UFC color commentator Joe Rogan realized what was happening, he mentioned it on the broadcast after Paul made his way to a nearby seat in the arena.
That’s when Cormier revealed that he had just had an altercation with Paul after they had exchanged several messages over social media in the past week since the 24-year-old Ohio native knocked out Ben Askren at the Triller Fight Club pay-per-view.
“I just saw Jake Paul and I pointed at him and said don’t play with me,” Cormier said. “Cause I’ll smack him in the face. He’s right there. I’ll slap [him]. I don’t play those games, Joe.”
Jake Paul responds to Dana White
Following the UFC 261 event, UFC president Dana White took aim at the 24-year-old Youtuber Boxer, while also ripping his recent pay-per-view through Triller Fight Club.
“He knocked out an NBA guy that was 40 years old and 30 pounds less than him,” White said at the UFC 261 post-fight press conference. “I don’t even know what to think about the [Ben] Askren thing. The whole thing is f*cking mind-boggling to me, but good for him. Grab that money while you can, kid.
“I don’t believe anything [Triller] say. That’s a f*cking circus. None of that is real. Do you think any of that sh*t that’s going on over there is real? C’mon, man. I built a real business here, a real sport.”
Taking to his social media to react to White’s comments, Jake Paul posted a statement where he sent a message to White and asked him why he doesn’t pay the fighters more. In the message, Paul claimed that he has made more money in his third boxing match than any other fighter has in UFC history.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 25, 2021
“Dana you claimed you would bet $1M on me losing. Set up Askren to train with Freddie Roach… gave him full access to the UFCPI.. and he still got his ass handed to him. Seems like you are the reach douche… not Ariel. In my 3rd 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,” Jake Paul wrote.
“Dana you say you make the fights fans want to see… so hurry up and make Jones vs. N’gannou. Pay them their fair share… $10M purse for each guy, plus PPV. Why are UFC fighters so underpaid vs. boxers? Why did I make more in my 3rd fight than all but two (Khabib & Conor) UFC fighters have in history? I know why.”
Even though many things that Paul says are stupid but he has definitely got some point here.
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