Jake Paul claims Dana White ‘hates that I’m exposing his business’ after beating UFC legend Anderson Silva…and reiterates his desire to establish a fighters’ union to ensure stars get better pay and health care.
- Jake Paul defeated Anderson Silva by unanimous decision on Saturday night
- He has now beaten three former UFC stars in his budding boxing career.
- Paul has claimed he is ‘exposing’ the UFC and its president Dana White
- Paul has criticized White for not paying fighters enough money.
- He wants to set up a fighters’ union to ensure fighters get more money and better health care.
Jake Paul has continued his war of words with Dana White by claiming that the UFC president has “hidden” following his win over Anderson Silva.
Paul faced the UFC icon in Arizona on Saturday and scored a final round knockdown en route to a unanimous decision win.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer hopes White is disappointed that he beat another one of the organization’s former stars, having previously faced Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley twice, as Paul believes he is “exposing” the UFC. .
Jake Paul defeated UFC legend Anderson Silva by unanimous decision in their boxing match
Paul believes Dana White has now ‘hidden’ after beating another former UFC star
‘Dana? Dana? Dana? Brother, you said I wouldn’t do this… And I did!’ Paul said in his post-fight press conference after getting the better of Silva.
And with great success. But, you know, he’s in hiding. You know, he’s trying to do everything he can to stop my career, to sabotage my fights. He hates me. He hates what I’m doing. He hates exposing his business.
Paul has been highly critical of White in the past for not paying fighters enough or not providing them with long-term health care, and has reiterated his desire to establish a fighters’ union to try to fix this problem.
‘We are going to come together and create a United Fighters Association to help the fighters of the UFC… All the fighters and boxers of MMA. To get more wages for fighters and long-term health care,” he added.
‘That’s a great, great undertaking that I’ve wanted to do for as long as I’ve been in my career. I want to make a union of fighters. So man, Dana White can suck this shit!
Paul’s comments come after White told reporters in August that raising fighters’ pay “will never happen” while he is in charge of the UFC.
Paul wants to set up a wrestlers’ union to help stars get better pay and health care
In response to White’s comments at the time, Paul wrote on Twitter: “No major sports organization pays their athletes as poorly as Dana White and the UFC.”
“They keep talking about selling out 21 events in a row, but they never talk about increasing the wrestlers’ salary, giving them healthcare and a fair division of the revenue.
‘If my boss told me I would never get a raise, I would quit and go somewhere that really values me. Right?
‘But what if your boss, who has earned hundreds of millions thanks to your hard work, told you that he is not going to raise your minimum wage and that you cannot resign?’
Paul then brought up pay again before his fight with Silva, stating that the Brazilian was receiving one of his biggest paychecks despite being a pay-per-view star for several years with the UFC when he held the middleweight title.
Paul has claimed that Silva will have gotten one of the best paydays of his career fighting him.
“I think this could end up being one of Anderson’s biggest paydays,” he told DailyMail.com.
‘That’s the goal, to make everyone I fight pay and everyone on my card pay the most they’ve ever received.
‘It shouldn’t be like that, and there are a lot of guys in the UFC, who should be getting paid much, much more for their fights, and it’s sad to see they don’t.
“The minimum wage for wrestlers is so low that even people lower down in the company are taking advantage of it, so it’s a huge, huge problem.”