Jake Paul Blasts Dana White For Not Paying UFC Fighters Enough
At UFC 261 on Saturday night in Jacksonville, it was a packed house at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. 100% fan capacity was allowed at it definitely felt like things were back to normal. The main event of the night was Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal as this a rematch from summer 2020. Usman ended up scoring a very impressive win here as he was able to score a knockout win in the second round. Usman beat Masvidal last summer as well. What trended on social media was also Jake Paul attending the fight.
Jake Paul Calls Out UFC President Dana White
When the Jacksonville crowd saw that the new boxer/YouTube star was in the building, he didn’t receive a warm welcome at all as he was showered with boos. Paul gave a classic response as he threw up both middle fingers. On Sunday afternoon, he also called out UFC President, Dana White, for not compensating his fighters enough, even his top talent. This was posted to Paul’s Twitter account in a lengthy section of his iPhone notes app.
White Bet $1 Million That Paul Would Lose His Latest Fight
“Dana you claimed you would be $1 million on me losing,” stated Paul on his Twitter account on Sunday afternoon as he also boasted about his win over Ben Askren. “Set up Askren to train with Freddie Roach…gave him full access to UFCPI…and he still got his ass handed to him. Seems like you are the real douche…not Ariel. In my third fight I made more in total pay than any fighter in UFC history. Maybe it’s time to pay your fighters their fair share?
Paul Says More UFC Fighters Will Want To Box To Make More Money
Paul also explained how if White continues to underpay his fighters, they will just try to box more instead. He went on to explain that White can avoid this by setting up the big fights with purses being made for each fighter at $10 million.
“No wonder they all want to get into boxing,” Paul added. “Dana you say you make the fights fans want to see…so hurry up and make Jones Vs. Ngannou. Pay them their fair share…$10 million purse for each guy, plus PPV. Why are UFC fighters so underpaid vs. Boxers.”
Paul Knocked Out Ben Askren In His Fight Last Week
Last week, Paul was in the spotlight as well for a fight of his own as he faced off against former UFC star, Ben Askren, in Atlanta. This took place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Paul scored the win by TKO in the first round as many were disappointed that the fight was so short and disappointing. This victory helped Paul improve to 3-0 for his professional boxing record. Paul’s last win was a knockout win over former NBA star, Nate Robinson, in November.