#sports Jake Paul SLAMS Dana White for stating increase in fighter pay is 'never gonna happen'

#sports Jake Paul SLAMS Dana White for stating increase in fighter pay is ‘never gonna happen’

#sports activities Jake Paul SLAMS Dana White for stating improve in fighter pay is ‘by no means gonna occur’

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Jake Paul SLAMS Dana White for stating improve in fighter pay is ‘by no means gonna occur’ as UFC president feedback on chance of preventing the YouTuber turned skilled boxer

  • Jake Paul has slammed Dana White over his feedback on fighter pay
  • The UFC promoter insisted in a current interview that fighter pay is not going to change
  • White additionally claimed that boxing has been ‘destroyed’ by excessive fighter pay 
  • Paul responded that the UFC pay lower than different main sporting organisations 

Social media star turned skilled boxer Jake Paul has reignited his ongoing feud with UFC president Dana White over the difficulty of fighter pay.

White appeared in a Q&A video for GQ, the place he touched on numerous subjects, together with probably going through off in opposition to Paul within the ring.  

In 2007 White had famously agreed to field UFC legend Tito Ortiz as a part of Ortiz’s contract renegotiation with the promotion. The former beginner boxer White ready for the exhibition by sparring with heavyweight boxing prospects, earlier than the previous UFC champion declined to attend the weigh-in forcing the occasion to be cancelled.

Dana White shut down the possibility of him boxing social media star Jake Paul

Dana White shut down the potential of him boxing social media star Jake Paul

Asked whether or not he deliberate on getting within the ring with Paul over their social media feud, White shut down the possible conflict:

‘You guys realise I’m 53-years-old now, proper? When I used to be going to battle Tito I used to be 37, I’m 53. Come discuss to me whenever you f****ng idiots are 53-years-old and inform me if you’d like some f****ng 20-year-old child, I promise you that you don’t.’

Regarding the divisive difficulty of the pay fighters obtain in his organisation, White responded indignantly:

‘Fighters all the time need to make more cash,’ 

‘Boxing has completely been destroyed due to cash and all of the issues that go on. [A change in fighter pay is] by no means gonna occur whereas I’m right here, imagine me. These guys receives a commission what they’re speculated to receives a commission. They eat what they kill. They get a share of the pay-per-view buys and the cash is unfold out amongst all of the fighters.’ He added.

White also claimed that a change in UFC fighter pay will not happen under his leadership

White additionally claimed {that a} change in UFC fighter pay is not going to occur underneath his management

Paul responded to White’s fighter pay feedback on Twitter, stating that: ‘No main sports activities group pays its athletes as poorly as Dana White & UFC.

‘They hold speaking about promoting out 21 occasions in a row however by no means speaking about elevating fighter pay, giving them healthcare & truthful income break up.’ Paul continued.

The 25-year-old who has amassed an undefeated boxing report throughout 5 skilled contests continued: ‘If my boss advised me I’m by no means getting a increase I might give up and go someplace that truly values me. Right? 

Paul fired back at the UFC president over Twitter, calling those who agree with White 'sheep'

Paul fired again on the UFC president over Twitter, calling those that agree with White ‘sheep’

The 25-year-old highlighted the issues he has with the UFC's pay system

The 25-year-old highlighted the problems he has with the UFC’s pay system

‘But what if ur boss, who has made a whole lot of hundreds of thousands from ur onerous work advised u he isn’t rising ur minimal pay and you are not capable of give up?’

Paul had been set to face off in opposition to Hasim Rahman Jr at Madison Square Garden final weekend, earlier than the son of the previous World Heavyweight Champion knowledgeable the presiding athletic fee that he could be unable to make the contracted 200lbs weight restrict, main the battle to be cancelled.

White nevertheless, advised reporters after UFC 277 pay-per-view that he believed that Paul might have really pulled the plug on the possible bout on account of low ticket gross sales:

White inferred that the Paul vs Rahman Jr fight was actually cancelled due to low ticket sales

White inferred that the Paul vs Rahman Jr battle was really cancelled on account of low ticket gross sales

‘I feel they offered underneath $1million in tickets and it prices $500,000 to show the f***ing lights on at MSG.’

‘That’s what I feel. Not to say resort rooms in New York and transportation may be very costly.’

The difficulty of fighter pay stays a divisive subject throughout the fight sports activities world. Fury erupted on social media after it emerged that burgeoning UFC star Paddy Pimblett was assured lower than £9,000 for his main-card conflict with Rodrigo Vargas on the O2 Arena in May.

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