UFC’s Dana White Says He’ll Never Do Business With Jake Paul, Who He Is Constantly Hyping Up

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The important thing to know about Jake Paul as a boxer is that he’s only ever going to take fights he knows he can win. He’s going to beat up guys twice his age and half his size until people catch on and stop paying to see it. He’s a heel, he’s the villain, he’s the cowboy in the black hat and he knows you’re tuning in to see him get beaten. But his program doesn’t need a season finale, he can just fight exhibition matches against guys Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan used to call ham and eggers until people lose interest because he’s making so much money from people tuning in hoping to see him lose.

Dana White knows this. He knows that Jake Paul showing up at ringside is good for business because people will tune in to see what’s going to happen, but he also knows Paul will never agree to fight someone he isn’t absolutely sure he can beat.

White said his much himself in a recent interview, via MMA Junkie.

Let’s see how long it takes before this kid’s 15 minutes are up, but they are being smart. They are keeping him away from anybody that could actually really do damage. I don’t know. The Ben Askren thing still blows my mind.

And he’s not interested in playing that game.

“First of all, I would never do business with those guys, just no,” White told ESPN. “No, this is not what we do. I’m not gonna f***ing loan them a guy for f**ing what? There’s no way. You got plenty of f***ing goofballs out there that you can muster up to get in there and play these games that these guys are playing. Yeah, I’m not your guy.”

He also insinuated that Paul paid Askren to take a dive a few times, which there’s no proof of but it would have been legal since it wasn’t a sanctioned sporting event. Unless they were also betting on the outcome, fixed matches aren’t inherently illegal. You can tell because the WWE still exists.

White isn’t going to send Paul a jobber for a boxing match, but he’s also not turning down the publicity Jake playing tough guy is bringing him.

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