Jake Paul continues to rack up wins in the boxing ring, which leads to him calling out different UFC fighters for a battel. That has become a huge problem for Dana White.
After the YouTuber’s first-round KO win over former UFC fighter Ben Askren in a boxing bout on Saturday, Paul took aim at Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier.
UFC president Dana White sked why Jake Paul wasn’t fighting genuine pro boxers and even went as far to threaten legal action if keeps calling out his fighters who are under contract.
“Why don’t you go fight a fucking boxer?” White told Yahoo Sports reporter Kevin Iole. “What the fuck do these guys keep talking to UFC guys for?
“I’m gonna have to slap them with another fucking legal letter, these fucking idiots. Go talk to f***ing boxers. What are you doing?”
McGregor is scheduled to have his third fight with Dustin Poirier as the headline of UFC 264 in July. Cormier has already shut Paul down for any type of future fight.
While White is not a fan of YouTubers and social media stars entering the combat sports world, he did go on to praise Paul and the Triller Fight Club team for finding a market in what they are doing.
“It’s not my thing but that doesn’t mean it’s not other people’s things,” White told Yahoo Sports.
“When you look at this whole Jake Paul thing that’s going on right now, boxing continues to go like this [motions downwards]. This is the right guy with the right shtick at the right time.
“This guy is playing this thing perfectly, and boxing is in such a bad place, they’re doing a really good job at sucking in people to buy into this thing. And good for him.”
Paul now boasts a professional boxing record of 3-0.