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Midnight Mania! Jake Paul slams Dana White, UFC sheep over latest fighter pay comments

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Every once in a while, it seems like UFC President Dana White and social media star/boxer Jake Paul might actually start getting along. White refuses to fully deny Paul a chance to scrap inside the Octagon, and on occasion, Paul has reached across the table and offered terms. Then, the subject of fighter pay comes up, and all bets are once again off.

In a recent interview with GQ, White doubled down on his fighter pay stance. Per White, a change in fighter pay is “never gonna happen while I’m here, believe me, these guys get paid what they’re supposed to get paid.” White’s message was clear: anyone hoping for even a raise in the bonus system should expect to just keep on hoping.

Paul isn’t a fan of that stance. Quoting the interview on Twitter, Paul replied, “No major sports organization pays its athletes as poorly as Dana White & UFC. If u don’t see that then you are one of Dana’s sheeps. They keep talking about selling out 21 events in a row but never talking about raising fighter pay, giving them healthcare & fair revenue split.”

The fight pay dispute is just one aspect of their negative relationship. In addition, White recently argued that Paul called off his fight with Hasim Rahman Jr. due to poor ticket sales. A rep directly from Madison Square Garden confirmed the opposite, revealing that the event was expected to be one of the highest grossing in the last 15 years.


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