A few days ago, Jake Paul threatened to knock UFC president Dana White clean out when they next meet in Las Vegas. The popular YouTuber turned boxer has been in a biter feud with White for months.
Paul took it to the next level when he MMA Fighting ahead of Sunday’s clash with Tyron Woodley: “I think it [the feud with Dana White] ends with me running into him at a club in Vegas and me knocking him the fuck out.
“We go back and forth, at the end of the day. He’s always talking about me, I’m always talking about him.
“He’s trying to discredit what I’m doing – one moment he loves Tyron Woodley and he’s a five-time UFC champion and Dana White’s saying, ‘He’s one of the greatest welterweights ever’
“And then, boom, 12 months later he sucks. Jake Paul’s fighting him, blah blah blah. He’s just trying to discredit anything that I do.
“Which, of course, that’s what I would do if I was in his position. He’s a smart guy.”
During a press conference after a recent UFC event, White was asked about those comments and he proceeded to verbally knock out Paul with his response.
“It actually makes sense,” White said during the post-fight news conference. “I’m 52 years old. I’m in the age bracket of guys he fights, so yeah, I could see him wanting to fight me. It’s all he fights are 50-year-olds.”
White later added that there’s a long line of people who want to fight him.
“Get in line. It’s a long f—ing line, buddy. You’re gonna be waiting for a while,” White said. “No, it doesn’t bother me. This is the business we’re in. I say it all the time about the fighters too – we are not in the nice guy business. This is a very mean business. I say many mean things about people too, and it’s just part of this game. It’s all good.”
Paul is 3-0 as a professional boxer, and is getting set to face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.