UFC president Dana White is adamant that he won’t ever do enterprise with Jake Paul regardless of the latter’s rising fame on the earth of fight sports activities.
Paul has known as out nearly everybody on the UFC roster regardless of by no means having fought in MMA and has grow to be one of the vital hated personalities within the sport. The YouTube star turned professional boxer has disrupted the battle sport like no different and has ruffled some critical feathers, not too long ago receiving dying threats from Floyd Mayweather Jr. after stealing ‘TBE’s’ hat on the Logan Paul/Mayweather media convention in Miami.
A number of UFC fighters have volunteered to offer Paul beating within the boxing ring, however White is refusing to play ball.
“To start with, I might by no means do enterprise with these guys, simply no,” White stated in a latest interview with ESPN (h/t MMA Junkie). “No, this isn’t what we do. I’m not gonna f—ing mortgage them a man for f—ing what? There’s no means. You bought loads of f—ing goofballs on the market which you can muster as much as get in there and play these video games that these guys are taking part in. Yeah, I’m not your man.”
White admits Paul has executed job constructing his model and making a reputation for himself however insists the YouTube star’s quarter-hour of fame are nearly up.
“Pay attention, you can’t deny the truth that this child has inserted himself into the dialog with actual guys,” White stated. “This man has acquired three fights, and I gotta let you know that I don’t know if I actually imagine the Ben Askren factor. I’ve a tough time wrapping by mind round that.
“Let’s see how lengthy it takes earlier than this child’s quarter-hour are up, however they’re being sensible. They’re protecting him away from anyone that might truly actually do harm. I don’t know. The Ben Askren factor nonetheless blows my thoughts.”
Paul final fought at Triller Struggle Membership in April, when he KO’d former UFC fighter Ben Askren within the first spherical. The social media character claims 1.5 million folks tuned in to look at the battle which, if true, makes it one of the vital profitable pay-per-view occasions of the yr.