Dana White congratulates ‘right guy with the right shtick’ Jake Paul, also threatens legal action

Whether or not or not Triller really got here near their rumored 1.4 million PPV buys, the occasion appeared to have been a stable success for the upstart celeb boxing promotion. On the very least, Ben Askren took dwelling the largest payday of his profession, and it appears possible that Jake Paul will stroll away with a number of million {dollars} in PPV income.

It is probably not fairly and it is probably not aggressive, however Triller is placing collectively occasions that seem to seize fan consideration. It’s a mode of success that UFC president Dana White prompt is each indicative of boxing’s failings and of Paul’s savvy.

“That is the proper man with the proper shtick on the proper time,” White advised Yahoo! Sports activities in a latest interview (transcript through BJPenn.com). “This man is enjoying this factor completely. And boxing is in such a foul place, they’re doing a extremely good job at sucking in folks to purchase into this factor. And good for him.”

Simply because White has a couple of (semi) supportive phrases for Paul although, doesn’t imply he needs to encourage the YouTuber-turned-fighter to maintain selecting fights with MMA skills. Particularly not if these skills are at present below UFC contract.

“Why don’t you go combat a fucking boxer?” White responded when requested about Jake Paul’s new beef with Daniel Cormier and Tyron Woodley (transcript through MMA Mania). “What the fuck do these guys maintain speaking to UFC guys for? I’m gonna should slap them with one other fucking authorized letter, these fucking idiots. Go speak to fucking boxers. What are you doing?”

That ought to put the kibosh on any potential future Jake Paul vs. Conor McGregor boxing match speak, not less than for the instant future. However, if Paul needs to maintain selecting away at a possible bout with the Irish sports activities star, and racking up a profitable document within the course of, it appears possible he’ll maintain his sights set on MMA fighters seeking to crossover from the cage to the ring and simply possibly a profession payday within the course of.

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