It seems like there is no end to the rivalry between Dana White and Jake Paul. Ahead of the conclusion of a successful UFC Vegas 35, where Giga Chikadze emerged victorious against Edson Barboza with a third-round finish, UFC president Dana White sat down to talk to the media.
Not surprisingly enough, he was asked about YouTuber turned professional boxer, who is set to take on Tyron Woodley this weekend in a stacked card that boasts of incredible names like Amanda Serrano, Daniel Dubois, and Tommy Fury.
Dana White remarked on Paul’s statement where the boxer threatened to “KO” him if they happened to meet in the streets of Las Vegas.
“It actually makes sense. I am 52 years old, I am in the age bracket of the guys he fights.” White continued, “So, yeah, I could see he’d want to fight me. He only fights the 50-year old.”
However, he added that it’s fight business and there’s no limit to what Jake Paul can say considering it’s the nature of the sport.
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“Let me tell you what, get in line! There’s plenty of people that would like to assault me. Get in line. It’s a long fucking line buddy, you are gonna be waiting for a while.”
“No! It doesn’t bother me. This is the business we are in. I say it all the time about the fighters too, we are not in the nice guys’ business. It’s a very mean business, I say very mean things about people too. It’s just part of this game, it’s all good.”
Jake Paul is set to take on Tyron Woodley on Sunday in a highly anticipated boxing bout. The bout marks the second time that Jake Paul is taking on a former UFC fighter, this time in the form of Tyron Woodley.
The rivalry between Jake Paul and Dana White
The rivalry between Jake Paul and UFC president Dana White stems because of a lot of reasons. Jake Paul has been quite vocal about UFC fighter’s pay, and how Dana White is underpaying the fighters.
In the past, Paul has even claimed that the UFC is underpaying Conor McGregor. Needless to say, his public comments have shed a bad light on the UFC, but to UFC president Dana White, everything is fair in this fight business.