Dana White refuses to have Jake Paul fight in the UFC as he bashes YouTuber for boxing 'handpicked' opponents

UFC supremo Dana White has ruled out the prospect of Jake Paul setting foot inside the octagon.

The YouTuber and his elder brother Logan have taken the boxing world by storm in the last few years.

Although the trend of social media stars getting into the ring has become somewhat lucrative, White is refusing to follow the crowd.

When asked if he'd contemplate getting into the Paul business, he told the media at the UFC 261 post-fight press conference: "He ain't fighting in the UFC.

"You're getting me talking about this f*****g guy again."

Paul, 24, is 3-0 as a professional boxer following TKO victories over AnEson Gib, Nate Robinson and former UFC welterweight Ben Askren.

But the level of competition the former Disney star has faced has yet to impress veteran promoter White.

The 51-year-old said: "He's getting handpicked opponents and God knows what else is going with that whole f*****g this.


"There is a market for that – that is not what I do.

"That is not what I do. People want to see that and it's great and this kid is going to make a couple of bucks before this ride is over.

"It's just not what I do. What I do is what happened tonight. What happened tonight is we sold this place out and it was packed."

Paul's first-round demolition of Askren reportedly drew in a whopping 1.5million pay-per-view buys.

White is sceptical about Triller's claim, saying: "The numbers that you're hearing that they did are full of s**t.

"They're full of s**t. They didn't pull those kind of numbers. Not even f*****g close.

"Tonight, what happened here tonight, is what I do. The best versus the best.

"There is a market for that, people want to see that stuff and that kid going to make a couple of bucks and good for him. But that's not what I do."

After getting wind of White's comments, Paul launched a blistering attack of his own.

He tweeted: "Dana you say you make the fights fans want to see…so hurry up and make [Jon] Jones vs. [Francis] N’gannou.

"Pay them their fair share….$10M purse for each guy, plus PPV. Why are UFC fighters so underpaid vs. Boxers?

"Why did I make more in my 3rd fight than all but two (Khabib [Nurmagomedov] & Conor [McGregor]) UFC fighters have in history? I know why…”

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