YouTuber-cum-boxer Jake Paul has called out Dana White in the open, challenging the UFC president to a sparring contest after he’s done with Ben Askren.
Ever since he brutally knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson, Jake Paul has been trying to get the attention of the heavyweights of the combat sports fraternity. His first target was Conor Mcgregor, but there were no legitimate response from the two-time UFC champion.
Paul even resorted to hilarious Instagram banters, and in one clip he even mimicked Dana White, Conor along with several other faces from the UFC, including the former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren, whom he will lock horns against in a sparring contest on April 17th at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Jake Paul wants to set up a fight against Dana White in 2021
Meanwhile, Dana White recently revealed on the “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast that he is ready to bet a million dollars to see Jake Paul getting thrashed by Askren.
“He (Jake Paul) talks a lot of s***,” said White, “we’re going to find out. I hope you can bet on this thing because I’ll f****** bet a million dollars that he loses this f***** fight. A million dollars that he loses this fight.”
“Let’s be honest: Jake Paul is not a f****** boxer – this guy’s a f****** YouTube kid,” the 51-year-old went on to shed praise on Askren, “Let me tell you about this kid: So the kid he’s going to fight is a wrestler, a real good wrestler, a decorated wrestler, but he’s actually fought real guys. He’s been a world champion in other organizations.”
Paul was quick to receive the comments and came up with a rebuttal on his own, asking the UFC prez to double his bet via a post he shared on Instagram, along with a clip of himself reacting to White’s words from the podcast.
“Dana let’s double the bet up! $2 Million. We wire the money into escrow. $4 million total. Winner takes all. My team will be in touch to make a contract,” Paul wrote in the caption.
On top of that, seeing how he was repeatedly mentioned by White as a YouTuber and not a boxer, Paul also said that he is ready to fight White in a boxing match following his bout with Askren.
“After I knockout Ben, we can set up Jake Paul Vs. Dana White 2021 since you consider yourself a “Boxer” and me a “YouTuber”, Paul added.
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