Jake Paul has taken numerous shots at UFC president Dana White, claiming he's embarrassing his sport after taking out Tyron Woodley on two occasions in the boxing ring. Aside from that, Paul continues to make it clear he wants to jump in the Octagon and fight Jorge Masvidal.
On Saturday, Paul took it to the next level and sent the UFC boss a stern message which should actually excite some fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship because it appears the Problem Child is actually looking out for them. Craziest part? He'll retire from boxing if White agrees:
Happy new year @danawhite. Here is a real challenge for you…
I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to: pic.twitter.com/bJScDVITvL
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 1, 2022
Since some of the tweet cut off, here is a rundown.
- Paul wants the UFC to increase the pay per fight from $12k to $50k minimum
- Guarantee the fighters 50% of the annual income
- Provide long-term health care for the fighters, with many suffering from brain damages
Wow. Jake Paul even gave White a five-day deadline to agree to his terms. It's unlikely the UFC actually takes him seriously and implements any of this, but this is still wild. Basically, “The Problem Child” wants Masvidal next after knocking out Woodley on December 18th. The two have fired some savage shots back and forth, but an actual fight hasn't materialized. This latest saga from Paul could be the answer to getting his wish.