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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on MMAJunkie.com.
Jake Paul’s list of bones to pick with UFC president Dana White continues to grow.
On Thursday, the Youtuber-turned-boxer tweeted a lengthy statement directed at White that once again criticized UFC fighter pay – a topic Paul brings up time and time again.
The specific grievances were new, but still in line with Paul’s overarching themes of the criticisms he’s expressed in recent weeks. This time, Paul condemned the UFC 265 interim heavyweight title fight main event and its place above Amanda Nunes on the card.
What differed the most in Paul’s statement, compared to his previous ones, was a declaration. Claiming to have never actually been interested in doing so, Paul promised that he would never sign with the UFC and would never work with Dana White unless it was a co-promotion.
Read Jake Paul’s full statement to Dana White below:
“Dana White… you may have bullied your way to controlling thousands of fighters careers… but I have never said I want to sign with the UFC… nor will I ever… Maybe I would consider letting you co-promote one of my events against a UFC champion like you did for Conor when he fought Floyd… because you wouldn’t let Conor actually do it himself without you taking your cut… You live in lies and every major fighter on your roster has complained about pay… Conor, Jones, Masvidal, Diaz, Ngannou. You even make up fake belts to sell tickets instead of giving Amanda Nunes her opportunity to headline.. Remember Dana you were a cardio kickboxing instructor and didn’t even create the UFC (Gracie and Davie created it, the Fertittas saved it, and the FIGHTERS made it popular) YOU’RE a bald bum who can’t do an interview now without being asked about me… pay your fighters more !!”
Paul’s sentiment that he will never fight in the UFC has long been echoed by White, who has repeatedly shut down any suggestion that the two parties would do business in the future.
With a 3-0 record, Paul returns for his fourth professional boxing match on Aug. 28 when he takes on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley which headlines a Showtime pay-per-view event.