Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, is currently embroiled in a bitter feud with Jake Paul, the social media superstar-turned professional boxer who has been collecting checks in the hurt business over the last couple of years.
But, what he hasn’t been collecting, though, are the impressive pay-per-view (PPV) buy results, according to this report. It’s a major talking point White continues to perpetuate — as well as proposing an odd “roids vs. cocaine” challenge — after the “The Problem Child” went on this comeback rant.
According to White, the only reason Paul is now shifting his focus over to verified draws like Jorge Masvidal is that he needs the help to get the PPV points. “Gamebred,” for one, appreciates White’s kind words, even if it did take four years to gain his backing. That’s according to the “BMF” champion, who chimed in on the war of words between his employer and Paul.
“Thank you to my employer for recognizing my hard work,” Masvidal wrote on Twitter. “Only took you 4 years #superneccesary.”
Only Masvidal can explain why he took the dig at White in this instance, though it seems pretty self-explanatory that “Gamebred” hasn’t felt all that appreciated by White during his lengthy tenure with the promotion.
Naturally, only a few are privy to all of the behind-the-scenes dealings between promoter, fighter and management, but from the outside looking in, it seems White and Co. have worked well with Masvidal despite a contract dispute in mid-2020, which prompted Masvidal to ask for his release.
The two parties eventually went on to hash out a deal that saw Masvidal step in on super-late notice to face current Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, at UFC 251 after Gilbert Burns tested positive for COVID-19. Furthermore, White went on to praise “Gamebred” and labeled him a “massive star” despite the loss to “Nigerian Nightmare.”
Still, it seems the “BMF” champion doesn’t feel all that appreciated by his “employer,” even though he was awarded a rematch with Usman in his first fight back nine months after the defeat.