Jake Paul slammed UFC President Dana White for acting like an unhappy ex-girlfriend after his remarks about the YouTuber-turned fighter. Paul and White have engaged in a protracted dispute and have engaged in conflict multiple times, most notably around the topic of fighters’ pay.
Last week, White was questioned about Paul’s potential fight with UFC great Anderson Silva. While he praised the potential match-up, White voiced his annoyance at the subject.
“Stop asking me about Jake Paul, you guys. I don’t give a s*** what Jake Paul does. I know you love this shit, and I know it gives you clicks, but come on. Come on. The guy has nothing to do with my business. He has nothing to do with my business. He doesn’t fight for me. He’s not even in the same f***ing sport as me. I don’t want to talk about him anymore,” White said.
On October 29, Paul and Silva are scheduled to square off in Phoenix. Paul has since reacted on social media by writing: “Sounds like an ex who still isn’t able to get over you. Why so angry? Turning red. To all MMA media…you can ask me anything you want. That’s your job and I respect it.”
After the YouTube sensation had fights with Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr. fall through, Paul will announce his fight with Silva on Tuesday and will hope the Brazilian will make it to the ring next month.
Due to a disagreement over the weight limit, Fury was unable to make it to the United States for a press conference, and the fight with Rahman was called off.