Dana White brutally takes aim at Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson: “He’s going to fight Clint Eastwood next”

By Josh Evanoff - March 21, 2024

UFC President Dana White really, really hates the upcoming boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson.

Dana White and Jake Paul

Earlier this month, ‘The Problem Child’ and ‘Iron Mike’ announced plans to hold a boxing match this summer, that will be streamed on Netflix. The bout will be Jake Paul’s heavyweight debut, but there are still a lot of questions about the event itself. As of now, it remains to be seen if the bout will be a professional one, or not.

Regardless, Dana White isn’t a big fan of it. The promoter is a longtime friend of Mike Tyson and publically admitted that he didn’t want to see the boxing legend return in 2020. However, White was impressed with the heavyweight’s performance against Roy Jones Jr. in their exhibition that November.

Speaking on Henry Cejudo and Kamaru Usman’s podcast, Dana White took heavy aim at Jake Paul. While he admitted that the former heavyweight champion doesn’t like him speaking about his fights, he felt the need to. White noted that Mike Tyson is currently 57 years old, and there will be a 31-year age gap between himself and Paul.

In the interview, White joked that Jake Paul will likely try and fight the famed actor and director, Clint Eastwood next. The star is currently 93 years old, which seemingly makes him the perfect target for ‘The Problem Child’.


Jake Paul, Mike Tyson

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UFC President Dana White reacts to Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson boxing match

“I love Mike, and I hate talking about it because he always gets mad when I talk about this stuff.” Dana White stated on the podcast when asked about Mike Tyson’s return. “But, when the fight happens, he will be 58 years old. There will be a 31-year age difference. You know, Jake Paul did fight a kid his age, and he lost. I saw this thing on the internet yesterday.”

He continued, “If he beats Mike Tyson, he’s going to fight Clint Eastwood next. Clint Eastwood is 93 years old. He doesn’t [want to be taken seriously as a boxer]. What Jake wants is Jake wants to make money. The people that follow Jake Paul, don’t buy Jake Paul’s fights. So, Jake Paul has to fight people that actually sell pay-per-views.”

Dana White’s comments about Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson echo a lot of fan sentiment about the boxing match. Following the bout announcement earlier this month, many slammed the YouTuber for making it. Furthermore, Paul has opened as a heavy betting favorite for the fight, due to the legend’s age.

What do you make of these comments about Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson? Do you agree with Dana White?

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