‘He’s taking their money’: Jake Paul criticizes UFC president Dana White for fighting fighters’ low salary
‘He’s taking their money…they’re the ones risking their lives’: Jake Paul again denounces UFC president Dana White over fighters’ low pay and believes athletes are ‘trapped in dirty contracts’
- Jake Paul prepares for his boxing fight with ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley
- The YouTube star is up against the 39-year-old who defeated Ben Askren in April
- The 24-year-old has accused UFC supremo Dana White of his fighting wages
- Paul claims White gets his fighters in ‘s***** contracts’ if they risk their lives leven
Jake Paul has accused UFC President Dana White of stealing money from MMA fighters and claims that the supremo involves his competitors in “s***** contracts.”
The American YouTuber will return to the ring later this summer when he takes on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for Paul’s fourth professional fight on August 28.
Paul and White have clashed publicly in the past, with the former now taking another swipe at the UFC supremo about how much he pays his stars to perform in the octagon.
Jake Paul has criticized UFC President Dana White for how much he pays his fighters
White (above) and Paul have clashed publicly in the past as the YouTuber’s influence grows
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The YouTuber told reporters this week: “There is a movement underway that will show that fighters should be paid more. It’s not fair. The UFC fighters are not paid fairly. Of all the sports, the percentage that the owners get versus the athlete, they are the lowest.
Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones, that fight has to happen. Dana White, pay them the $10 million. He takes their money. They are the ones who create the content. They are the ones who go into the ring and risk their lives.
Chris Weidman goes in, breaks his leg in half, what does that look like? He may never be able to fight and provide for his family again. These fighters risk their lives.
Paul has accused White (right) of stealing money owed to his UFC fighters in the octagon
“You can literally die in the ring and they need to be compensated more. I’m a big proponent of that movement and of control.
“It’s like with music labels, same thing, these artists get owned and they get locked into these dirty contracts and they don’t know what to do. So fuck that shit. F*** Dana White.’
It’s not the first time Paul and White have clashed as the UFC president “bets a million dollars” that the YouTube star would lose to Askren in April this year.
White told HotBoxin’ by Mike Tyson podcast prior to the Paul-Askren competition: ‘Let’s face it. Jake Paul is not a boxer. This guy is a *** YouTube boy.
White predicted Paul would lose to ex-UFC star Ben Askren in April, which didn’t happen
“So you’re saying he can fight? So the boy he’s going to fight with, Askren, is a wrestler. A really good, decorated wrestler. But he really fought with real guys. He has been world champion in organizations other than MMA. I bet a million dollars he (Paul) loses this fucking fight.”
Paul responded to White’s claims by not only doubling down on the bet, but also challenging the UFC supremo to a fight in the ring itself. The YouTuber defeated Askren via a first-round technical knockout in April in Atlanta.
In an Instagram video from March, Paul said, ‘Dana, let’s double the bet! $2 million. Total $4 million. The winner gets everything.
“My team will be in touch to conclude a contract. After I take out Ben, we can set up Jake Paul Vs. Dana White 2021 because you consider yourself a “Boxer” and I a “YouTuber”‘
YouTube star Paul (left) takes on former UFC champion Tyron Woodley (right) on August 28
White has since predicted that Paul will lose again, this time to Woodley later this summer, but gave the 39-year-old UFC star a warning about his standards.
White told Mike Swick’s podcast: ‘Tell me – when’s the last time you saw Woodley look like Woodley? (But) I should go by knockout with Woodley.
“Listen, dude. Woodley should take him out. But again, the Tyron Woodley you’re talking about, who was the champion, isn’t the same bastard he was four years ago.”