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Dana White threatens legal action to shut down Jake Paul vs UFC feud — ‘Go fight a (expletive) boxer’

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I’ve got bad news for all the MMA fighters lining up to fight YouTube boxer Jake Paul, particularly the ones still under contract to UFC.

Dana White has seen enough.

Especially after watching former UFC welterweight Ben Askren get knocked out during the Triller Fight Club main event last weekend in Atlanta, not long after heavyweight bruiser Frank Mir went down on points to veteran pugilist Steve Cunningham.

“Why don’t you go fight a fucking boxer?” White asked Yahoo Sports. “What the fuck do these guys keep talking to UFC guys for? I’m gonna have to slap them with another fucking legal letter, these fucking idiots. Go talk to fucking boxers. What are you doing?”

Prior to his Askren finish, Paul laid out NBA veteran Nate Robinson and hoped to one day score a Conor McGregor super fight. Unfortunately for the social media star, “Notorious” is under contract with UFC and will not be able to compete.

Triller will return to the pay-per-view (PPV) market on June 5 with another round of boxing and entertainment, topped by the comeback of heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield, who battles fellow aging pugilist Kevin McBride.

Paul, however, is not scheduled to make his “sweet science” return anytime soon.