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Jake Paul has branded Dana White's response to his offer of retiring from boxing to fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC as "embarrassing" in a three-minute clip on social media.
This war of words between the pair has somewhat escalated in the past week or so. Things really kicked off when White responded to accusations from Paul about being a user of cocaine with a challenge.
“I got a challenge for Jake Paul,” the 52-year-old 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.”
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
In response, Paul issued a "real challenge" to the UFC president on Friday. "I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to [the following]," he wrote on Twitter.
"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."
It didn't take long for White to respond to Paul's comments. "That thing that you came out with today: nobody on earth thinks that you really wrote that. You’re too stupid," he said.
"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."
Here is that video in full.
Several hours later and while on vacation in St Barths, the American YouTube personality issued another brutal response from the beach.
You can see the two-part video from Paul's official Twitter account below.
My response to Dana Whites embarrassing response. pic.twitter.com/Fy8K42Pdg9— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 2, 2022
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