Dana White reacts to the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson fight booking

By Fernando Quiles - March 10, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has given his take on the announced boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson.

Dana White

Tyson is a legend of the sweet science, but he will be 58 years old when he steps inside the ring with the 27-year-old Paul in an event that will air  on Netflix. While no boxing expert believes Paul is a great prospect, his knockout power has long been proven and that could mean disaster for the far older Tyson on July 20. Some fight fans are having flashbacks to the 2021 boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort, which saw “The Phenom” stop Holyfield, who was approaching 59 years old at the time, in the first round.

It’s clear that Dana is not a fan of Paul vs. Tyson.


Dana White Comments on Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson

When asked about the boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson during the UFC 299 post-fight press conference, Dana White made his stance obvious.

“He gets mad when I do this, but Mike’s 60, man,” White said. “I don’t know, what do you guys think about it? Who gives a s*** what I think? It’s not my fight. I love Mike Tyson personally as a friend and he’s one of my favorite athletes of all time. I don’t know, let’s see what he can go in there and put together a training camp and come in. I don’t like to see guys fighting at ─ it’d be a 31-year age difference during that fight. You guys know what I think of that stuff.”

With that said, White didn’t deny that Neflix has some serious stroke with his introduction into live sports streaming.

“I think that Netflix should’ve gotten into live sports years ago,” White said. “I think they’re late to the game, but they are a force. They’re a force, man.”

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