Dana White tells Jake Paul ‘your 15 minutes are nearly up’ and claims ‘people are very excited for the day he gets knocked out’ as bitter war of words between UFC supremo and YouTuber-turned-boxer continues
- Dana White did not mince his words when addressing YouTuber Jake Paul
- Paul has turned some heads in the fight world after victory over Ben Askren
- UFC boss White warned Paul that ‘his 15 minutes are nearly up’ in latest jibe
UFC president Dana White did not mince his words when addressing YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul as their war of words continues.
Paul has turned heads in the fight world in recent months after victories in the ring over veteran NBA star Nate Robinson, and more recently, a first-round stoppage against retired UFC fighter Ben Askren.
With everyone having their own opinion on Paul’s moves in the boxing game, the outspoken YouTube star has had some social media scraps with White.
UFC president Dana White did not mince his words when addressing YouTuber Jake Paul
Paul has turned heads in the fight world in recent months after victory over Ben Askren
The UFC boss bet $1million that Askren would beat Paul in their recent boxing match, and although a bet was never formally made, it was the latter who came out on top in emphatic fashion.
Since his victory, Paul has continued to agitate professional fighters in both the boxing and MMA world and most recently squared up with UFC legend Daniel Cormier.
He later took to Twitter to claim that White does not pay his UFC fighters enough for stepping in the octagon, and he responded by giving him a warning.
Since the win, Paul has continued to agitate professional fighters in both the boxing and MMA
‘I hate the dildos who pop in here and say ‘Hey, pay Jake Paul’. I hate them worse than I hate Jake Paul,’ White told FightHype.com
‘Listen, the kid is making money and makes people care. He makes people give a s***. I don’t hate the kid, I know people are very excited for the day when he gets clipped and gets knocked out.
‘It is coming. His 15 minutes are nearly up, but the kid is going to make some money. Good for him.’
This is not the first time that White has addressed Paul’s recent impact on the fighting scene.
The 24-year-old American YouTuber claimed that the bout with Askren generated 1.5million pay-per-view buys, but the UFC supremo wasn’t buying it.
Paul, 24, has claimed that his win over former UFC star Ben Askren generated 1.5m PPV buys
Askren made a flat fee of $500,000 for the fight, plus his share of the PPV, with a host of MMA fighters now calling Paul out for a boxing bout.
White had his say on Paul’s boxing career after Kamaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, before questioning whether the Askren fight truly generated the numbers Paul claims.
‘There is a market for that. That’s not what I do,’ White said. ‘People wanna see that, this kid’s gonna make a couple bucks before this ride’s over, and it’s just not what I do.
‘And the numbers that you’re hearing that they did are full of s***, they’re full of s***. They didn’t pull those kind of numbers at all, not even f***ing close.’
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