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 and also due to his upcoming fight against former UFC star Tyron Woodley.
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 Paul is certainly relentless when it comes to calling out the UFC President it seems.
While speaking to TheMacLife, Jake Paul was asked about former UFC Champion Tyron Woodley earning his biggest payday by facing him, who is from the entertainment industry and not the combat sports world. Paul would go on a furious rant against Dana White stating that White should pay for the UFC fighters who could even die in the ring.
“I think that there’s a movement, moving forward, that is going to show that fighters should be getting paid more. It’s unfair that the UFC fighters don’t have fair pay. Out of all the sports, the percentage that the owners get versus the athletes, they (the UFC) are the lowest. Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones: that fight should happen. Dana White, pay them the 10 million. He’s taking their money.
“They’re the ones making the content. They’re the ones getting in the ring, risking their lives. Chris Weidman goes in, snaps his leg in half; what does that look like? He may never be able to fight again and provide food for his family. These fighters are risking their lives.
“You can quite literally die in the ring. And they need to be compensated more. And I’m a big proponent of that movement and being in control. And just like music labels, same thing – These artists are getting owned, and they get locked up into these shi**y contracts, and they don’t know what to do. So, f**k that sh**. F**k Dana White.”
Once again, Jake Paul has made sense and came to the defence of UFC stars who are certainly being underpaid by the promotion. The upcoming fight between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will be taking place on August 28th for Showtime Boxing. We will have to see which competitor ends up winning the match.