Jake Paul is currently one of the most talked-about individuals in the world right now after his huge win over Ben Askren on April 17th at Triller Fight Club.
One of the biggest complaints from UFC over the years is regarding the promotion not paying their fighters properly. Jon Jones, in particular, has demanded he get paid a proper amount of money to compete in big fights.
Jake Paul had previously blasted Dana White over UFC not paying their fighters properly and now it seems Paul has doubled down on what he said while speaking to Chael Sonnen on Beyond the Fight.
Sonnen asked Paul if he had signed a three-fight contract with Triller, noting that he heard Paul signed a one-fight deal and also added that Jake Paul isn’t under contract with Triller and is free to go fight anywhere he wants.
Jake Paul would take this as an opportunity to call out Dana White for paying ring girls such as Arianna Celeste more money than UFC fighters who risk their lives when they compete inside the Octagon.
“Yeah, that’s accurate. Yeah. I’m a free agent. And look, I think that’s the way it should be with all fighters. Like, it just s**ks to see these young kids – these young boxers, these young UFC champions – get tied up into these contracts where they’re owned by the promoter, they’re owned by Dana White. And they’re not getting fair pay. They’re not getting the fights they want. This is a big problem.
Like, how is ‘Arianna Celeste’ (UFC octagon girl Arianny Celeste) I think is her name. She’s a ring girl, right? How does she make more money than some of the fighters in the octagon who are risking their lives? Doesn’t make sense to me. And I think, I don’t know, it’s just a big problem. And I’m hoping to help change that and just help fighters realize that they are the content. They are the ones that the fans are showing up for. They are the ones that are driving these pay-per-views. And they’re the ones, again, risking their lives. And they should be rewarded for that.”
Once again, Jake Paul has made sense and came to the defence of UFC stars who are certainly being underpaid by the promotion. As for Jake Paul’s future, we will have to see what is next in store for Jake Paul as Nate Robinson made it clear he wants another fight with him in the future.