Boxing 2021: UFC defection of Jake Paul, Jorge Masvidal, Dana White response on Twitter, pay fighters, 'you have five days', retirement - petsitterbank

Boxing 2021: UFC defection of Jake Paul, Jorge Masvidal, Dana White response on Twitter, pay fighters, ‘you have five days’, retirement

Jake Paul has already rocked the boxing world, but the outgoing YouTuber also has his eyes on changing the UFC.

Say what you want about Jake Paul, the guy knows how to sell a fight.

The 24-year-old YouTuber-turned-award-boxer has fought in sold-out stadiums for millions of dollars against players like YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and UFC veterans Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, the latter twice. including last month’s KO in Miami.

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While Paul has been criticized for his fight selection and accused of fixing fights, he is certainly a box office attraction.

After Woodley’s KO last month, Paul turned his attention to the rest of the UFC.

“(Jorge) Masvidal and Nate Díaz, you are bitches for leaving this arena,” he said.

“Because I know you don’t want that shit.” I’ll take them both out next. Just get out of your contract with Daddy Dana (UFC boss Dana White) and I’m going to screw them too.

“I just knocked out a five-time UFC champion and embarrassed his entire company.

“Please let me call Kamaru Usman. Please, let’s leave Nate Diaz. Please let me call (Jorge) Masvidal. Please let me call (Conor) McGregor, because I’m going to embarrass you too. I promise you Dana. I promise you.”

But Paul has doubled down to open the new year, challenging UFC president Dana White that he will take on these stars on their own turf, assuming White makes some changes.

“Happy New Year @danawhite. This is a real challenge for you … ”, he wrote.

“I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree with:

“1) Increase the minimum fighter pay per fight to $ 50,000 (now it is $ 12,000)

“2) Guaranteeing UFC fighters 50 percent of UFC annual revenue ($ 1 billion in 2021)

“3) Provide long-term medical care to all fighters (you said earlier that brain damage is part of the job … imagine the NFL said that). There are many UFC alumni who have publicly said they suffer from brain damage.

“You have 5 days to accept and implement the above before March 31, 2022. Once implemented, I will immediately retire from boxing, enter USADA, and accept a 1-fight deal with the UFC to fight weak chin Jorge.

“For all UFC fighters: it’s time to take a stand and create value for yourself and your teammates. You deserve a higher salary, you deserve long-term health, and most of all, you deserve freedom. Lean on. I am not your enemy. I’m your advocate … who selfishly wants to KO some of you to make a great bank. “

Pay has long been a contentious topic in the UFC and fighters have been open about the issue for a long time, in addition to talking about creating a fighters union.

‘Too stupid’: UFC boss slaps Jake Paul’s ultimatum

But White responded to Paul, tweeting a response, asking that Paul take a random drug test for steroids over the next two years.

It comes after Paul accused White of using cocaine, and the UFC boss agreed, as long as Paul is tested for performance-enhancing drugs.

“I have a challenge for Jake Paul,” White told Teddy Atlas. “This guy keeps saying I’m addicted to coke. He can randomly test me for cocaine for the next 10 years if I can randomly test for steroids for the next two. “

But after his last call, White responded again on Twitter, saying that “you never responded to the challenge.”

“You publicly stated that I use cocaine, I don’t,” White said. “So I told you that you could randomly try cocaine on me for the next 10 years. I think you’re a cheater and I think you use steroids, so I want to randomly test you for steroids for the next two years. ”

Regarding the list of demands, White said that “no one on Earth believes you actually wrote that, you are too stupid.”

Catching Paul’s manager, whom White called “a bastard,” he launched a challenge.

“If you two think you can do better than us, we are doing everything wrong, you can treat fighters better than us, get knocked out,” White said. “Go start your own business, it’s easy to do. Get the witcher (Paul’s manager) to do it, the witcher can start for you.

“What you and the warlock should be concentrating on is your own business. You’re breaking down, you can’t sell paid views. You’re calling Jorge Masvidal because he’s a pay-per-view superstar. Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, Mike Tyson, these are all superstars, not you. You can’t sell paid views, so you do what you want to do. “

The Paul-Woodley rematch only sold 65,000 PPV, but it was a rematch only because Tommy Fury pulled out of the fight with a bacterial chest infection. And reports indicate that it does not account for digital purchases.

But his first fight with Woodley had a reported 500,000 purchases and his first round KO of Ben Askren had a reported 1.5 million.

But while Jake Paul makes millions for his fights and all UFC fighters fight for returns of $ 50,000 or fight bonuses at every UFC event, former UFC contender Chael Sonnen slammed his critics.

“‘I should fight a boxer,’ that’s a quote,” Sonnen said. “That is a quote that everyone who wants to bury Paul says.

“No damn person ever said a name. And the reason is that you don’t know them.

“Boxing has done a terrible job. Boxers do a terrible job of self-promotion. They look at Paul and they’re jealous instead of looking at Paul and saying, ‘Oh my gosh, this is what I have to do. This is what I should be doing. ‘

“Because we can keep throwing the term, ‘a boxer’, we can say it until we are sad or we can tell the truth. We don’t know who they are ”.


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