The war of words between Jake Paul and UFC boss Dana White continues to pick up steam with both men laying down new challenges.
‘The Problem Child’ and the UFC president had a couple of intense exchanges over social media this weekend.
Paul challenged White to raise fighter pay and provide long-term health care for his roster – as he has done many times before – vowing that he would end his own budding boxing career and step into the octagon with Jorge Masvidal if White accepted these terms. He also wants to see White drug-tested for the next decade.
White responded on Sunday by taking shots at Paul and his MVP co-founder Nakisa Bidarian, a man who used to work for the UFC.
“You never responded to the challenge,” White stated. “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.
“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.
“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.”
It didn’t take Paul too long to respond. The same day, the 5-0 boxer once again stated that White was ducking the topic of fighter pay.
“Long story short, you address nothing that I said,” Paul said on Instagram. “I accepted your challenge. I said I would fight MMA. I said that I would retire from boxing and you avoided all of that sh*t. … It shows that you are in a corner. You’re a dog in a corner trying to fight to save his whole company and the embarrassment that I’ve put you through.
“Everybody sees it and what you can’t accept, or love, or appreciate, is that I’m trying to change the sport forever and you are one of the most selfish, capitalistic m************ that I’ve ever seen and everybody else needs you, Dana. I’m the only person that doesn’t need you and I don’t give a f*ck about you but all these people, all your fighters, all of them, they can’t say s*** ‘cause you’ll just bench them.
“You met your maker. I’m not gonna stop. Welcome to the show, ladies and gentlemen.
“The bottom line, Dana, is that you won’t add health care for your fighters because you don’t give a f*** about them and you’re too much of a greedy b*tch to pay your minimum fighter more than $12,000 for risking their lives,” he continued. “It’s what a janitor makes. You need to pay them $50,000, Dana. Stop avoiding my points,” said Paul.
The younger Paul brother continued by insulting White’s appearance, using social media likes to calibrate a pay-per-view draw and claimed White is caught using cocaine ‘every other week.’
“You have been caught with cocaine and hookers every other week,” Paul said. “And you think that, like, with all the money that you have, like, ‘billionaire’ or some s***, that you would get some f****** Botox ‘cause your forehead looks like a m************ GPS Google Map. Like, all the lines in it and sh*t.
“And you say Masvidal is a pay-per-view superstar. Let’s go to his last Instagram post, 5,000 likes or 10,000 likes or some sh*t. Do you realise that my mom Pam gets more likes than your pay-per-view superstars?
“I don’t do steroids and I take it as a compliment because there’s no other excuse to me knocking out all of your champions than ‘This kid does steroids,’” Paul said, later adding, “If you steroid test me, then I want to steroid test every one of your fighters. You won’t do it though, will you?
“Men lie, women lie, Dana White lies, numbers don’t,” Paul said. “You want to talk s*** about my manager, who is the CFO of your company that helped you sell it to Endeavor for four billion dollars?
“You’re just a jealous, ugly f***. You don’t know what true happiness is. You’re the definition of a f****** unhappy billionaire who thought that money was gonna make their lives better. I feel bad for you.”