Paul started a new chapter in their long-standing beef on New Year’s Day by challenging White to substantially reform the UFC. It was Paul’s wildest challenge yet, with the celebrity-turned-boxer claiming he would retire if White accepted.
It hasn’t taken long for White to answer. The UFC president has raised the stakes of the beef with one of his most personal attacks against Paul.
White blasted Paul for his body transformation since he became a boxer, claiming that the YouTube personality had benefitted from the use of steroids.
After Paul accused him of being addicted to cocaine, White agreed to be tested for the drug – on one condition: Paul would need to undergo steroid tests.
Dana White’s answer to Jake Paul is one of his most personal attacks yet
Here’s what White had to say.
“You publicly stated that I use cocaine. I do not. So I told you [that] you could randomly cocaine test me for the next ten years. I believe that you’re a cheater, and I believe that you use steroids, so I want to randomly steroid test you for the next two years.”
Dana White went on to doubt the authorship of Paul’s latest challenge:
“That thing that you came out with today, nobody on Earth thinks that you really wrote that. You’re too stupid.”
Dana White’s rant had an unexpected target
The UFC president had a few words for a certain “warlock scumbag”, likely to be Nakisa Bidarian, Paul’s manager. White believes that it was Bidarian who wrote the boxer’s New Year challenge.
It’s fair to say White is not the biggest fan of Bidarian’s looks:
“And for those of you that don’t know — if you’ve ever watched one of his fights and you see the staredowns, the guy that’s standing in the middle with the warlock nose and the big wart on his face, apparently that’s his manager.”
It turns out that White and Bidarian have a history together: “That guy used to be an accountant for me. And let me say this, he no longer works for me, and I think he’s a scumbag.”
Dana White’s advice to Jake Paul: “Start your own business”
Jake Paul’s New Year demands had one clear objective: Riling Dana White up.
You could argue that he has succeeded. The UFC president has responded to Paul’s challenge with another challenge: he wants him and his advisor to start their own business. Referring to Paul’s request for better working conditions in the UFC, White made the following comments:
“If you two think you can do it better than we do, [that] we’re doing the whole thing wrong, and you’re treating fighters better than we do, knock yourself out. Go start your own business, it’s easy to do. Get the warlock on it. The warlock can get it started for you.”
White has struck a nerve with his latest challenge. Paul’s pay-per-view numbers haven’t been as good as expected, leading the UFC president to mock the boxer for “tanking.” He went on to call out Paul for associating with established fighters to raise his PPV credibility:
“You’re calling out Jorge Masvidal because he’s a pay-per-view superstar. Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, Mike Tyson, these guys are all superstars. You’re not. You can’t sell pay-per-views.”
Something tells us that we won’t have to wait long for Paul’s reply.
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