Jake Paul has been BANNED from attending Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 in London due to his negative relationship with fight boss Dana White, having also had his tickets refused and escorted out of several other fights.
- Jake Paul has been banned from attending Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman
- It comes as his relationship with wrestling boss Dana White has recently taken a turn for the worse.
- He has been banned from several UFC events, but will soon be making his MMA debut.
Jake Paul will not attend Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 tonight.
It comes as his relationship with fight boss Dana White has worsened of late, so much so that the UFC president has decided to place a long-standing ban on the YouTube boxing sensation, preventing him from attending any UFC events.
Paul recently became a big name in the world of fight sports, having fought and defeated some of the UFC’s biggest stars in the boxing ring, including Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva.
The 26-year-old, whose fight record is 6-1 following his loss to Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia last month, is now preparing to move into the Octagon after signing with the Professional Fighters League.
However, he is currently not allowed to attend any UFC events and will not be in the crowd at tonight’s showdown between Usman and Edwards at London’s O2 Arena.
Jake Paul has been kicked out of UFC 286 in London after brawling with Dana White
Their longstanding war of words has seen White (pictured) call the boxer a ‘trick’
Leon Edwards is ready to defend his UFC title against Kamaru Usman at the O2 Arena in London.
The Problem Child was last seen fighting in 2021 at UFC 261, where Usman brutally knocked out Jorge Masvidal to retain their welterweight belts.
It was there that Paul appeared on the big screen and was booed by the crowd who proceeded to chant ‘f*** Jake Paul’.
The former YouTube star was also confronted by Daniel Cormier at the event, who threatened to ‘slap’ Paul, after he called the heavyweight legend a ‘fat kid’.
After the skirmish, the American has now been banned from attending any fights and was shocked by the decision.
“Dana banned me after they yelled f*** Jake Paul in the stadium, then I tried to go to a different fight and all our tickets were refused,” he said on his account. Youtube channel.
“His assistant told me ‘get out of here’ and then walked me out of the event.”
His relationship with the UFC president has soured in recent years, with the pair embroiled in a war of words over fighter salaries, starting a fighters’ union to rival the brand, stating that White “hates that it exposes his business”.
Paul also released a diss track directed at the head of the UFC, which included the lyric: “Dana, pay your fighters more.” Give them medical attention, motherfucker. I have not met a single person who would say something nice about you. I passed my drug test and you were silent. I’ll keep my foot on your neck until you tap.’
He also went so far as to suggest that the president had tried to sabotage their fights. telling Anthony Pompliano: ‘He’s done vindictive things to try to screw up my fights.’
Paul (left) faced heavyweight legend Daniel Cormier (right) at an event last year.
Edwards claimed the UFC Welterweight Championship against Usman in August of last year.
“Basically, he was sending cease and desist letters to my team about the content I had posted with him, threatening to sue me unless I removed the content promoting my fight.”
White, meanwhile, has hit back at Paul on several occasions, once calling him a “trick” and stating that he has no interest in working with the YouTube sensation.
However, Paul could be back in the ring again in July, with the American set to go head-to-head with Tommy Fury again just five months after the British fighter defeated him.
It will also be a big night for another British star, Edwards, who is preparing to defend his UFC title against Usman in front of what will be a sold-out O2 Arena, after he brutally knocked out the Nigerian in last place. year.