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Snoop Bets Dana White $2m That Jake Paul Will Beat Ben Askren

Jess Hardiman

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Snoop Bets Dana White $2m That Jake Paul Will Beat Ben Askren

Snoop Dogg has backed Jake Paul in his forthcoming fight against Ben Askren, betting UFC boss Dana White $2 million (£1.4m) that the YouTuber will come out on top.

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Paul, 24, is set to go up against UFC welterweight Askren, 36, in a 17 April pay-per-view fight, which will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta.

And it seems Paul has an unlikely supporter in the 49-year-old rapper, who took to Instagram to raise the stakes after White claimed he'd be prepared to wager $1m (£718,000) on Paul losing.

In an Instagram video, Snoop said: "Hey Dana White, I see you got faith in your boy, right? Going up against my guy, Jake.

"You say you got a million? You're the CEO of UFC, man. You've got more than a million. Put up two - put up two million and we'll match it."

He continued: "Come on Dana, what you waiting on?

"Your money good. Yeah, I got Jake. Fight night. That's my guy, that's my dog in the fight. Two million. Holla at me, Dana White."

Jake Paul. Credit: PA
Jake Paul. Credit: PA

White had appeared on Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson, where he scoffed at Paul's chances in the upcoming boxing match against the retired UFC fighter.

"Let's be honest, Jake Paul isn't a f***ing boxer," White said.

"This guy's a f***ing YouTube kid."

He continued: "I hope you can bet on this thing, cause I'll bet a million dollars that he loses this f***ing fight.

"Bet a million dollars that he loses this fight. I hope we can bet on this."

White seemed to have more positive words to say about Askren, who he said was a 'real good' fighter.

"The kid that he's going to fight is a wrestler," he said.

Dana White. Credit: PA
Dana White. Credit: PA

"A real good wrestler, decorated wrestler, but he's actually fought real guys. He's been a world champion in other organizations."

The clip eventually caught up with Paul, who then responded on Instagram.

Posting a video of him reacting to White's comments, Paul - who has a 2-0 professional boxing record - wrote in the caption: "Dana let's double the bet up! $2 million.

"We wire the money into escrow. $4 million total. Winner takes all.

"My team will be in touch to make a contract. After I knockout Ben, we can set up Jake Paul Vs. Dana White 2021 since you consider yourself a 'Boxer' and me a 'YouTuber'."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Snoop Dogg, Entertainment, Celebrity, Jake Paul

Jess Hardiman
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