‘It would make sense because I’m in the age range!’: UFC chief Dana White, 52, jokes about knockout threats from Jake Paul as he rips YouTube sensation’s undefeated fight record ahead of clash with Tyron Woodley
- Jake Paul takes on former UFC champion Tyron Woodley on Saturday
- UFC President Dana White has repeatedly criticized the YouTuber’s career
- Paul took another swipe, but was countered by a funny response from White
Dana White brushed off Jake Paul’s threat to “take the brunt of him” with a hilarious comeback ahead of the YouTube boxer’s clash with Tyron Woodley on Monday.
The former UFC champion and ex-Disney Channel actor clash in Cleveland, Ohio, in Paul’s fourth boxing fight after knocking out Ben Askren the last time he stepped into the ring.
The YouTuber has a rumbling feud with White after the UFC president’s attempts to “discredit what I do.” When asked how the pair will manage their bad blood in the build-up to the fight, Paul said, “I think it ends with me running into him at a club in Vegas and knocking him out.”
Dana White fired back at Jake Paula after YouTuber threatened to give him ‘the f*** out’
The Ohio influencer will take on former fighter Tyron Woodley in his home state on Monday
Making enemies is nothing new to White, who immediately poked back at Paul by alluding to the retired MMA fighters the influencer picks for his cash-grab boxing matches.
“It actually makes sense,” White said to the ESPN 30 event post-fight presser during the UFC.
‘I am 52 years old. I’m in the age group of guys he’s fighting so yeah I could see he wanted to fight me. He only fights against 50-year-olds.
“Let me tell you something, get in line. There are plenty of people who want to attack me. Get in line. It’s a long line, mate.
Paul has repeatedly attacked Dana White and Conor McGregor in his foul-mouthed call-outs
Paul knocked out Ben Askren the last time he stepped in the ring to take his third win to date
“You’re going to wait a little longer. No, I don’t care. This is the business we are in. I also say it all the time about the fighters.’
“We’re not in the business of nice people. This is a very mean thing. I also say a lot of mean things about people. It’s just part of this game. It’s all right.’
Woodley poses a bigger threat to Paul than Askren, who was sent to the canvas in the first round after being out of shape for the fight.
The pair clashed during their weigh-in on Saturday as pre-fight tension mounted.