The Youtuber-turned-pro-boxer Jake Paul has made some headlines recently with his actions on social media about the world of boxing and MMA. He has been part of some bouts and he still remains unbeaten inside the squared circle. UFC President Dana White recently lambasted Paul for his fight against Ben Askren despite Paul’s claim of the 1.3 million pay-per-view buys.
Dana White opens up on Jake Paul
Paul previously claimed his fight with Ben Askren sold 1.3 million pay-per-view buys and White lambasted the boxer. He believes that Paul is drawing some attention with the bouts but they are not ‘good fights’ including Paul’s win over Woodley. While speaking with The Daily Telegraph,White noted that a few years back that Justin Bieber had called out Tom Cruise for a fight but he questions whether it would have been a good fight. Tyron Woodley ‘Begs’ For Tattoo In Sad Meltdown
Here is what he said:
“Showtime needs f*cking Jake Paul,” White said. “Their f*cking fights are pulling 70,000 viewers for Christ’s sake. I could take a picture of my big toe and put it on Instagram and more people would see that than a Showtime fight. They need Jake Paul, so whatever they’re f*cking paying him, it’s probably not enough. They probably need to pay him more. No. 2, he’s doing all the right things he needs to do to try and make some money before he gets clipped. A couple of years ago, (Justin) Bieber called out Tom Cruise and said, ‘I want to fight you.’ Let me tell you what: If Justin Bieber fought Tom Cruise, it would be the biggest pay-per-view ever in the history of fighting.”
“It would beat Mayweather vs. McGregor, it would beat Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, it would beat everything. But here’s the question: Is it a good fight? I mean, Jake Paul vs. Woodley was a horrible f*cking fight. It’s not a good fight. It’s a horrible fight. The sh*t that just happened on Triller, it’s f*cking terrible. But people get sucked in by the interest of it being a ‘celebrity’ fight or whatever the hell you want to call it. But at the end of the day, it’s a sh*t show. People tune into the UFC and when they come here and they put down their money, they expect to see great fights. They expect to see quality. You’re not buying those fights for quality.”