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Dana White's war of words with Jake Paul has escalated into a huge rivalry, and now one retired UFC star has offered to take on the YouTuber for his former boss, in exchange for a UFC title fight.
Paul has made a name for himself in the boxing world by fighting people who aren't boxers, with his past three wins coming against former UFC stars Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
The YouTuber initially made a name for himself in the sport by constantly calling out Conor McGregor, as his assault on UFC began its early stages.
Now the company's president White has become the subject of much of his talking, with Paul even calling out the promotion's boss for lack of pay, and offering to quit boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal if White paid his fighters more.
White might not even have to pay someone to beat up Paul, with former flyweight and bantamweight champion saying he'll do it for free, if he can fight current featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski.
Hey @danawhite Pay me to fight Alex and I’ll beat up Jake Paul for free.— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 8, 2022
Volkanovski was due to face Max Holloway, who he initially defeated in December 2019 to win the title, for a third time in March this year.
The American however had to pull out, due to an injury, leaving the Australian champion without an opponent for his title defence.
Cejudo, who retired after defeating Dominick Cruz in May 2020, has been calling White to allow him to take Holloway's place, but instead the fight has been given to Chan Sung Jung, known as the Korean Zombie.
Hey @alexvolkanovski it figures you would go for the Zombie…and not the guy that would turn you into the Walking Dead.— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 11, 2022
White tried to explain why he didn't give Triple C the chance to fight Volkanovski, "This guy’s been retired. He’s been off for how many years now? And he wants to come in at fight Alexander Volkanovski?" White told BT Sport.
“You got guys like the Zombie, Josh Emmett, Giga [Chikadze] — who is fighting this weekend — you’ve got these guys getting in there and doing it three times a year and working their way up.
"For Cejudo to retire and think he can jump into any weight division and take on the champion, that’s not how it works."
Of course, 2008 Olympic champion Cejudo wasn't too happy with that verdict, comparing his situation to the one that Georges St Pierre found himself in previously.
So if I had blonde hair and blue eyes or if I was a Canadian with a accent,maybe you would give it to me? I defend both my belts unlike GPS. I left on top and retired on that Monday to give the rest of the division’S a chance. You are plain out scared that I will win.@danawhite pic.twitter.com/nlLyNwi1ne— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 14, 2022
Just thinking about how much trash talk there would be between Cejudo and Paul can only make you a little glad that White didn't give the former two weight champ a chance to become a three weight champion.