Jake Paul on Dana White: ‘You would think Jake Paul’s the No. 1 fighter in the UFC the way he promotes me’

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Jake Paul and Dana White aren’t exactly each other’s biggest fans.

The UFC boss hasn’t been shy to share his critique of Paul and his endeavors whenever asked. Recently he shared the belief that this current era of the Paul brothers and celebrity boxing will fade away sooner rather than later.

“I just think it’s funny,” Paul told MMA Junkie. “If you really are losing relevancy, then no one talks about you. The fact this guy talks about me more than he talks about any other fighter of his, it’s pretty funny. You would think Jake Paul’s the No. 1 fighter in the UFC the way he promotes me. I think it’s smart. When he calls me out, everyone writes about it. All the articles write about it, then he pushes his narrative of what he wants to market behind it. Then he knows I’m going to respond and then cook him, and he knows it’s going to drive attention. He’s an old hater.”

Jake Paul (3-0) is set to take on yet another former UFC star in his upcoming boxing match on Aug. 29. The YouTube star squares off with ex-welterweight champion, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley.

Woodley departed the UFC on a four-fight losing straight culminating in March opposite Vicente Luque.

“He sees what I’m doing to his business model,” Paul said. “I’m affecting his pockets. I’m talking about fighter pay. This guy’s betting $7 million on blackjack, but his fighters are starting GoFundMe pages. There’s all this bad press about him coming out because of me, and that’s messing up his business, and he’s going to say whatever he can to diminish what I have going on, and try to ruin it. What he doesn’t understand about the internet is him talking about me only adds fuel to my fire.”

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