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Dana White threatens Jake Paul with legal action if he keeps calling out UFC fighters

Published: 23/Apr/2021 12:36

by Connor Bennett

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UFC president Dana White threatened Jake Paul with legal action as he wants to square with another UFC fighter following his win over Ben Askren.

When YouTubers first dipped their toe into the boxing world, they were just stepping in the ring to fight other content creators. However, it’s gone so far beyond that since.

Jake Paul, and his brother Logan, are at the forefront of the YouTube boxing revolution as they continue to get into the ring.

After much talk, Jake finally delivered on his promise to defeat MMA star Ben Askren at Triller Fight Club, making some cool money in the process as the pay-per-view event dominated the internet. He’s set his sights on fighting even more UFC fighters, but that might have to wait.

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Jake Paul knocks Ben Askren
Triller Fight Club
Jake Paul made short work of Askren, despite the latters long history in combat sports.

Speaking to Yahoo Sports following the fight, UFC president Dana White was asked if he’d seen that the YouTuber wanted to fight MMA legend Daniel Cormier, and he had an interesting response.

“Why don’t you go fight a f**king boxer?” White said, confused by how his promotion had been dragged into things again. “[Why] The f**k do these guys keeping talking to UFC guys for?

“I’m going to have to slap them with another f**king legal letter. These f**king idiots. Go talk to f**king boxers, what are you doing?”

White wouldn’t be drawn into giving his opinions on the fight, but he did open up on another talking point, his so called multi-million dollar with Snoop Dogg.

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Despite all the pre-fight talk about that bet, the UFC prez said that it never actually happened. “I did not bet $2 million with Snoop or anybody,” he added.

As for who Jake might fight next, if it’s not a UFC star, well, he’s been called out by plenty of people. Longtime rival KSI wants to square off, and that could draw some buzz, but we’ll have to wait and see.