Dana White is known to be a very controversial figure when it comes to the proper payment of UFC stars. He was called out for this fact many times by the likes of Jake Paul. However, Dana White is also known to care about the wellbeing of his fighters in the promotion.
UFC is certainly a very physically demanding and dangerous sport where any competitor could suffer a horrific injury. Some injuries can end the careers and impact the lives of UFC fighters as well.
For a long time now Jake Paul has been fighting for the rights of UFC fighters when it comes to getting paid a fair wage for their efforts. Jake Paul had previously blasted Dana White over UFC not paying their fighters properly. It seems Jake Paul has clowned Dana White once again, this time over UFC jacking up their price.
While speaking with ESPN MMA, Jake Paul talked about giving permanent healthcare to UFC fighters and claimed that he will make sure it becomes a reality before he dies.
“My investment into Endeavor is to push for the ESG-the Environmental and Governance Standards in the UFC to be proper and to be how they should be.
100%! It’s an uphill battle. It’s a long battle but we’re starting and we’re raising awareness and we’re getting the conversation going and more and more people are speaking up about it,” he continued. “I’m not saying I’m going to do this whole thing by myself but I’m not going to give up and I’m not going to stop until there is change because that’s how this generation works, we get what we want with our voice and with our platform. It’s a beautiful thing. We will see change and you will see the UFC pay their fighters more, you will see long-term health care before I die.”
Currently, the UFC provides health benefits to active members of its roster who are dealing with injury issues related to a fight or a training camp. However, now it seems they won’t be getting healthcare benefits after retirement, which certainly won’t sit well with many fans and UFC fighters alike.