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Jake Paul Promises To Retire From Boxing If Dana White Meets Demands

Dominic Smithers

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Jake Paul Promises To Retire From Boxing If Dana White Meets Demands

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Jake Paul has promised to quit boxing if Dana White meets his demands.

The pair have been going back and forth in a war of words for months, with the UFC boss not taking the YouTuber's boxing career seriously.

And Paul has said on numerous occasions that he wants to get in the ring with another of White's fighters, having just knocked out ex UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley last month.

However, White has been reluctant to allow any of his stars to crossover to boxing to fight Paul.

But in his latest offering, Paul has said he will retire from boxing if White allows him to fight Jorge Masvidal in a UFC bout.

However, the 24-year-old said he will only do so if the UFC chief meets a list of demands, including improving pay for his roster of fighters.

Dana White isn't a fan of Jake Paul, it's fair to say. Credit: Alamy
Dana White isn't a fan of Jake Paul, it's fair to say. Credit: Alamy

In a post to Twitter, Paul hit out at White for not taking care of his fighters after their careers are over or if they suffer injury.

He said: "Happy new year @danawhite. Here is a real challenge for you.

"I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to:"

Paul screenshotted a list of his demands.

"1) Increase min fighter pay per fight to $50K (it’s $12K now)

"2). Guarantee UFC fighters 50 percent of UFC annual revenues ($1bn in 2021)

"3). Provide long term healthcare to all fighters (you previously said brain damage is part of the gig…imagine the NFL said that). There are many UFC alums who have publicly said they are suffering from brain damage.

"You have five days to accept and to implement the above by March 31, 2022. Once implemented, I will retire from boxing, enter USADA and agree to a 1 fight deal with UFC to fight weak chin Jorge.

"To all UFC fighters – time to take a stand and create value for yourselves and peers. You deserve higher pay, you deserve long term healthcare and above all you deserve freedom. Support each other."

Adding: "I am not your enemy, I am your advocate… who selfishly wants to KO a few of you to make some big bank."

This comes after White challenged Paul to random drug testing.

Paul has joked on numerous occasions that White uses cocaine, sod decided to call him out on it.

Speaking on the on The Fight with Teddy Atlas, he said: I got a challenge for Jake Paul,” White said. 

"This guy keeps saying that I’m a coke head. He can randomly cocaine test me for the next 10 years if I can randomly steroid test him for the next two."

And responding to Paul's latest post, White reiterated his challenge, saying he thinks Paul takes steroids.

He also blasted the influencer for criticising his management of the UFC and branded his 'manager' a 'scumbag'.

White said: "That thing that you came out with today: nobody on earth thinks that you really wrote that. You’re too stupid.

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"And for those of you that don’t know, if you’ve ever watched one of his fights and you see when they do the stare-down, the guy that’s standing in the middle with the warlock nose and the big warlock wart on his face, apparently that’s his manager and that guy used to be an accountant for me.

"And let’s just say this, he no longer works for me and I think he’s a scumbag.

"But if you two think that you can do it better than we do, that we’re doing this whole thing wrong, that you can treat the fighters better than we do, knock yourself out. 

"Go start your own business. It’s easy to do, get the warlock on it. The warlock can get it started for you.

"What you and the warlock should be focused on is your business. You’re tanking. You can’t sell pay-per-views.

"You’re calling out Jorge Masvidal because he’s a pay-per-view superstar. Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, Mike Tyson – these are all superstars. 

"You’re not. You can’t sell pay-per-views."

Topics: Sport, US News, UFC, Dana White, Jake Paul

Dominic Smithers
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