Dana White May Take Legal Action Against Jake Paul | BoxingInsider.com

Posted on 04/20/2021

By: Sean Crose

“Why don’t you go combat
a fucking boxer?” 

That’s the query UFC honcho Dana White has for the Jake Paul’s of the world after Paul knocked out former UFC notable Ben Askren within the first spherical of their cruiserweight battle final Saturday. The combat seems to have been an enormous pay per view occasion and has raised questions as to Paul’s alternative of opponents – for the social media star turned extremely profitable boxer has but to satisfy a fellow boxer within the ring. Paul has to this point crushed a fellow social media influencer, a former NBA participant, and Askren. Though Paul has expertise, White feels the person is choosing the fallacious targets.

“What the fuck do these guys hold speaking to UFC guys for?” White requested throughout an interview with Yahoo. “I’m gonna need to slap them with one other fucking authorized letter, these fucking idiots. Go discuss to fucking boxers. What are you doing?” It’s price noting that White didn’t point out Paul particularly right here. That could be as a result of any variety of boxers and MMA fighters appear to want to meet within the ring. It began with Conor McGregor preventing Floyd Mayweather in an insanely profitable 2017 novelty bout. Since that point, the development solely appears to have picked up steam.

There’s causes for
this, after all. Well-liked boxers have a tendency to make more cash than MMA stars – loads
extra. What’s extra, a way of mutual disrespect could also be at play. Skilled
boxers are apt to see blended martial artists as simple cash within the squared
circle. Likewise, there’s a perception amongst some that blended martial artists are “actual”
fighters who can “educate” professional boxers as to what a real fight sport athlete really
is. McGregor and Paul might have been those who’ve gotten an schooling so
far – however even then, every man was effectively rewarded for his efforts. Apart from, how
shameful might it probably be for a blended martial artist to lose to a professional boxer
on the boxer’s personal turf?

White, nonetheless, seems to be fed up with all of it. With Daniel Cormier – a extremely embellished UFC fighter who’s reportedly retired, however nonetheless beneath contract – being referred to as out by Paul as a attainable opponent, the UFC boss went out of his technique to make his ideas clear (for the report, Cormier appears to suppose the concept of preventing Paul is ridiculous). With a number of cash apparently at stake throughout, nonetheless, that authorized letter White talked about might need to be fairly strongly worded.

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