Jake Paul has security called on him at NBA game
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Jake Paul and UFC chief Dana White are locked in a bitter battle that is showing no signs of slowing down as the pair exchanged video messages online. Paul has become an incredibly divisive figure within the boxing and fighting community, and the YouTuber currently possesses a perfect 5-0 record in professional boxing.
The 24-year-old has defeated fellow content creator ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley on two occasions.
Given his wins over Askren and Woodley, Paul has fired shots at promotion owner White in the past.
The controversial YouTuber took to Twitter to post a challenge to White, writing: “Happy new year @danawhite. Here is a real challenge for you…
“I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to:
“1) Increase min fighter pay per fight to $50k (it’s $12k now).
“2) Guarantee UFC fighters 50% of UFC annual revenues ($1bn in 2021).
“3) Provide long term healthcare to all fighters (you previously said brain damage is part of the gig…imagine the NFL said that). There are many UFC alums who have publicly said they are suffering from brain damage.
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“You have 5 days to accept and to implement the above by March 31 2022. Once implemented I will immediately retire from boxing, enter USADA and agree to a 1 fight deal with UFC to fight weak chin Jorge.
“To all UFC fighters – time to take a stand and create value for yourselves and peers. You deserve higher pay, you deserve long term healthcare and above all you deserve freedom. Support each other. I am not your enemy. I am your advocate…who selfishly wants to KO a few of you to make some big bank.”
White responded by repeating his previous allegation that Paul uses steroids and questioned whether the 24-year-old wrote the statement himself, insinuating the American was not smart enough to pen the message on social media.
White added that he doesn’t believe Paul is a pay-per-view draw himself, citing recent numbers from the Woodley rematch.
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Paul responded with a video posted to his socials, denouncing White’s claims and reiterating his New Year’s challenge to the 52-year-old.
“I don’t do steroids and I take it as a compliment because there’s no other excuse to me knocking out all of your champions than ‘This kid does steroids,’” Paul said.
“If you steroid test me, then I want to steroid test every one of your fighters. You won’t do it though, will you?”
The controversial content creator also fired shots at Masvidal and other UFC fighters by comparing their social media following to his mother’s.
“And you say Masvidal is a pay-per-view superstar. Let’s go to his last Instagram post, 5,000 likes or 10,000 likes or some sh*t,” said Paul.
“Do you realise that my mom Pam gets more likes than your pay-per-view superstars?”
Paul also leapt to the defence of his manager Nakisa Bidarian, a former employee for White that was also mentioned in the UFC boss’ most recent video aimed at the YouTube star.
‘The Problem Child’ ensured he insulted White a few more times when making his point.
“Men lie, women lie, Dana White lies, numbers don’t,” Paul added. “You want to talk sh*t about my manager, who is the CFO of your company that helped you sell it to Endeavor for four billion dollars?
“You’re just a jealous, ugly f***. You don’t know what true happiness is.
“You’re the definition of a f***ing unhappy billionaire who thought that money was gonna make their lives better. I feel bad for you.”
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