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Dana White gives telling response when asked about Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul being cancelled

Dana White gives telling response when asked about Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul being cancelled

Dana White has made his feelings clear on the possibility of Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul going ahead...

UFC president Dana White has issued a telling response when asked about Mike Tyson's fight with Jake Paul being cancelled.

Tyson, 57, was set to take on Paul, 27, in a highly anticipating fight on July 20 at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Texas.

However, the showdown has now been postponed after the former heavyweight champion of the world was deemed unfit to fight due to an ulcer flare up he suffered on a flight last week.

Tyson, who was also referred to as 'Iron Mike' during his fight career, has insisted he is in good health and will eventually knock Paul out once the two meet in the ring.

"Unfortunately, due to my ulcer flareup, I have been advised by my doctor to lighten my training for a few weeks to rest and recover,” Tyson said. “My body is in better overall shape than it has been since the 1990s and I will be back to my full training schedule soon. Jake Paul, this may have bought you some time, but in the end you will still be knocked out and out of boxing for good.

"I appreciate everyone’s patience and can't wait to deliver an unforgettable performance later this year.”

Paul replied by saying: "I fully support postponing the event so Mike Tyson has no excuses come fight night.

"My fans know I don’t want to face Iron Mike at anything but his best, but let there be no mistake – when he steps into the ring with me, I will be ready to claim my W with a sensational finish. Paul vs Tyson will be one for the ages, and I promise to bring my best for this once-in-a-lifetime matchup.”

No official date has been rescheduled as of yet and when UFC CEO and president White was asked about whether or not he believes the fight will go ahead, he issued a telling response.

"Obviously I know a lot about it but I'm not going to talk about it publicly. For the first time in all my life, I have no comment on something.

"That's Mike's [Tyson] world and he gets p***** every time I talk about that stuff so. Good for him, they'll figure it out."

Featured Image Credit: Getty/UFC

Topics: UFC, Boxing, Mike Tyson, Jake Paul, Dana White