The war of words between Dana White and Jake Paul has continued, after the YouTuber offered to immediately retire from boxing if changes are made to the business side of the UFC.
White and Paul have been feuding online for the last few days, after the UFC president offered to submit to random drug testing for cocaine, in exchange for the YouTuber-turned-boxer to get randomly drug tested for performance enhancing drugs.
While Paul didn’t take White up on his offer of random drug testing, he did extend a different offer to the UFC president, saying that he would retire from boxing in exchange for changes to the way in which the UFC is run.
Jake Paul’s offer to Dana White.
“Happy new year Dana White. Here is a real challenge for you,” Paul tweeted.
“I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to:
1) Increase minimum fighter pay per fight to $50K (it’s $12K now).
2) Guarantee UFC fighters 50% of UFC annual revenues ($1bn in 2021).
3) Provide longterm healthcare to all fighters (you previously said brain damage is part of the gig… imagine the NFL said that). There are many UFC alumnus who have publicly said they are suffering from brain damage.
“You have five days to accept and to implement the above by March 31, 2022. Once implemented I will immediately retire from boxing, enter USADA and agree to a one fight deal with UFC to fight weak chin Jorge.
“To all UFC fighters — time to take a stand and create value for yourselves and peers. You deserve higher pay, you deserve long-term healthcare and above all you deserve freedom. Support each other. I am not your enemy, I am your advocate, who selfishly wants to KO a few of you to make some big bank.”
Happy new year @danawhite. Here is a real challenge for you…
I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to: pic.twitter.com/bJScDVITvL
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 1, 2022
The UFC president responds.
White didn’t take too kindly to Paul’s offer, and posted a video on Twitter, in which he again accused the YouTuber of taking performance enhancing drugs and disparaged his ability to draw in viewers for his fights.
“You never responded to the challenge. You publicly stated that I use cocaine. I do not. So I told you [that] you could randomly cocaine test me for the next 10 years,” White responded.
“I believe that you’re a cheater and I believe that you use steroids, so I want to randomly steroid test you for the next two years. And that thing that you came out with today, nobody on Earth thinks that you really wrote that. You’re too stupid.
“And for those of you that don’t know — if you’ve ever watched one of his fights and you see the staredowns, the guy that’s standing in the middle with the warlock nose and the big wart on his face, apparently that’s his manager.
— danawhite (@danawhite) January 2, 2022
“That guy used to be an accountant for me. And let me say this, he no longer works for me and I think he’s a scumbag. But if you two think you can do it better than we do, [that] we’re doing the whole thing wrong and you’re treating fighters better than we do, knock yourself out. Go start your own business, it’s easy to do. Get the warlock on it. The warlock can get it started for you.
“What you and the warlock should be focused on is your business. You’re tanking. You can’t sell pay-per-views. You’re calling out Jorge Masvidal because he’s a pay-per-view superstar. Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, Mike Tyson, these guys are all superstars.
“You’re not. You can’t sell pay-per-views. So you do whatever the hell you want to do. I’m ready to roll, buddy. I don’t use cocaine. Do you use steroids? Let’s do this, Jake.”