FILE – Jake Paul reacts over his knockout victory towards Nate Robinson within the second spherical throughout Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. offered by Triller at Staples Middle on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Joe Scarnici/Getty Photos for Triller/AFP
UFC president Dana White mentioned he doesn’t need something to do with YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.
Paul made a scene at UFC 261 final month in Jacksonville, Fla., when he bought right into a heated change with ringside announcer and former UFC champion Daniel Cormier.
Paul, 24, knocked out former MMA fighter Ben Askren in a boxing pay-per-view occasion final month, however White advised ESPN he doesn’t need any present UFC fighters getting concerned with Paul.
“To start with, I might by no means do enterprise with these guys, simply no,” White mentioned. “No, this isn’t what we do. I’m not gonna (expletive) mortgage them a man for (expletive) what? There’s no method. You bought loads of (expletive) goofballs on the market that you could 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 did admit that Paul’s victory over Askren “blows my thoughts.”
“I’ve a tough time wrapping my mind round that,” White advised ESPN. “Let’s see how lengthy it takes earlier than this child’s quarter-hour are up, however they’re being good. They’re maintaining him away from anyone that would really actually do harm. I don’t know.”
Final week, Paul’s antics went viral throughout a pre-fight faceoff between his brother, Logan Paul, and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Logan Paul and Mayweather are scheduled to field on June 6 in Miami. Jake Paul sparked a brawl on the occasion by snatching Mayweather’s ballcap off his head.
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