Jake Paul is in the headlines again claiming that he is in talks with the UFC. In an interview with Chael Sonnen, Jake talks about various things regarding his relationship with the UFC and so on.
Ever since he broke onto the scene as a boxer, Jake has been butting heads with UFC President Dana White and a plethora of UFC fighters, both active and retired. Recently, he once again emphasized the need for fair pay and sensible contracts.
“They’re owned by Dana White and they’re not getting fair pay, they’re not getting the fights they want. It’s a big problem,” Paul says. “How is Arianny Celeste—she’s a ring girl, right?—how is she making more money than some of the fighters in the Octagon who are risking their lives? It doesn’t make sense to me and it’s just a big problem”.
Previously, Paul voiced his criticism of Dana White and indicated that he is paying them less than their fair share. “Why are UFC fighters so underpaid compared to boxers? Why did I earn more in my third fight than all UFC fighters in history except for Khabib and Conor? I know why…”.
Whilst Dana White has recently claimed that he does not want any business with the Paul brothers, Jake insists that they have since made progress. Although it is seemingly unlikely that Jake will step inside the Octagon, we could see UFC fighters take to the boxing ring instead.
Will Jake Paul Collab With the UFC?
Jake Paul has been pining for a fight with Conor McGregor after beating Ben Askren. However, Conor has ‘aired’ his advances and shown no interest thereafter. Naturally, Conor is focusing all his energy on his upcoming trilogy with Dustin Poirier.
Moreover, Jake has received multiple challenges from the likes of KSI, Tyron Woodley, and Mike Perry. As such, the Ohio Native will have to defeat a fighter of note to warrant a fight with McGregor.
The fighting community as a whole wants to see Paul defeat an actual fighter. Ben Askren was no challenge and cannot be regarded as a real threat. Hence, ‘The Problem Child’ can increase his influence if he can talk his way into a collaboration with the UFC.
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