Jake Paul Will Retire From Boxing 'Immediately' And Fight Jorge Masvidal In UFC If Dana White Agrees To Conditions
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Jake Paul has claimed he will retire from boxing "immediately" and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if Dana White agrees to three conditions.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer, who currently holds a professional record of 5-0-0, has called out White on a number of occasions for not paying UFC fighters the same amount professional boxers make.
Back in April, after knocking out retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren in the opening round of their bout, he took aim at the UFC president after White accused him of lying over PPV numbers.
@danawhite taking “put your money where your mouth is” to another level.— Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson (@hotboxinpodcast) March 10, 2021
Full episode: https://t.co/HZCyAJefbt@jakepaul @Benaskren @SUPERJUDAH @MikeTyson #Hotboxin #DanaWhite #UFC pic.twitter.com/CNVu0JHMUs
Paul wrote on Twitter: "No wonder they all want to get into boxing. Dana, you say you make the fights the fans want to see, so hurry up and make [Jon] Jones vs [Francis] Ngannou. Pay them their fair share. $10 million purse for each guy plus pay-per-view.
"Why are UFC fighters so underpaid versus boxers Why did I make more in my third fight than all but two (Khabib and Conor) UFC fighters have in history? I know why.”
The pair have since exchanged strong words on numerous occasions and earlier this week, White responded to accusations from Paul about being a user of cocaine with a challenge.
“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.”
Here's that clip.
Shots fired!— TheFightWTA (@TheFightWTA) December 28, 2021
“I got a challenge for Jake Paul. This guy keeps saying that I’m a cokehead, right? He can randomly cocaine test me for the next 10 years, if I can randomly steroid test him for the next 2 (years)." @danawhite — @jakepaul
Full interview here https://t.co/wrzkQp5Pan pic.twitter.com/fFPlaYF97s
Now, the YouTube personality has issued "a real challenge" to the UFC president via social media, featuring three conditions. Here they are:
"I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to:
1) Increase min fighter pay per fight to $50k (it’s $12k now)
2) Guarantee UFC fighters %%50 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
Paul continued: "You have 5 days to accept and to implement the above by March 31, 2022. Once implemented I will immediately retire from boxing, enter USADA and agree to a 1 fight deal with UFC to fight weak chin Jorge.
"To all UFC fighter – time to take a stand and create value for yourselves and your peers. You deserve higher pay, you deserve long term health and above all you deserve freedom.
"Support each other. I am not your enemy. I am your advocate…who selfishly wants to KO a few of you to make some big bank."
Happy new year @danawhite. Here is a real challenge for you…— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 1, 2022
I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to: pic.twitter.com/bJScDVITvL
Paul's recent comments have been praised by many on social media.
dude respect to jake for literally risking his career to make sure fighters are getting what they deserve— Patrick:) (@Patrick00917332) January 1, 2022
Not gonna lie, i dont like the paul brothers, but this shows jake atleast cares about the wellbeing of the fighters and isnt just looking at it as a buisness move to make himself money i dont think dana will go for it because to dana its a buisness and the fighters are expendable— BurialSphinx (@BurialSphinx) January 1, 2022
the biggest name in boxing right now creating leverage to improve the quality of life for all fighters. no one else is doing this. not even conor.— floppy (@floppy_jpg) January 1, 2022
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Topics: Jake Paul, Boxing, Dana White, UFC, Jorge Masvidal