Jake Paul proposed a deal to the president of the UFC, Dana White, in which the YouTuber detailed his demands before a possible fight in the mixed
Jake Paul proposed a deal to the president of the UFC, Dana White, in which the YouTuber detailed his demands before a possible fight in the mixed martial arts company.
Paul is 5-0 as a professional boxer, his last three wins against former UFC fighters Ben Askren and former promotion champion Tyron Woodley.
Paul knocked out Askren in April, before beating Woodley in August and then knocking out the former welterweight champion in their most recent fight, in December.
The 24-year-old boxer has urged White to release MMA stars Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal from their UFC contracts to fight him, but now the YouTuber has explained what it would take for that instead. , he enters the octagon.
In a note posted on social media, Paul wrote: “Happy New Year @danawhite. Here’s a real challenge …
“I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree with:
“1) Increase payment [mínimo] of fighters per fight at $ 50,000 (now it’s $ 12,000).
“2) Guarantee the UFC fighters 50% of the annual income of the UFC (US $ 1 billion in 2021).
“3) Provide long-term medical care to all fighters (you said earlier that brain damage is part of the job … imagine the NFL said that). There are many UFC alumni who have publicly said that they suffer from brain damage.
“You have 5 days to accept and implement the above before March 31, 2022. Once implemented, I will immediately retire from boxing, enter USADA [Agencia Antidopaje de Estados Unidos] and I will agree to a one-fight deal with the UFC to fight Jorge’s weak chin.
“To all UFC fighters: it’s time to take a stand and create something of value for yourself and your teammates. They deserve a higher pay, they deserve long-term medical care, and most of all, they deserve freedom.
“Support each other. I am not your enemy, I am your defender … who selfishly wants to knock out some of you to make good money. “
After Paul’s most recent win over Woodley, Masvidal turned down YouTuber’s proposal for a boxing match between the two, instead inviting his compatriot to face him in the Octagon.