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Jake Paul threatened with legal action to prevent fight with UFC star

UFC president Dana White has threatened Jake Paul with legal action in an attempt to prevent the YouTuber from fighting an active UFC star.

Paul has won all four of his fights since he first entered the ring in 2018, with his most recent victory coming last Saturday against Ben Askren.

Askren is himself a former UFC fighter and was taking part in his first-ever boxing match when he faced Paul at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

But the 36-year-old’s first outing as a boxer did not last long, with Paul knocking him out inside the first two minutes of the first round.

Dana White has threatened Jake Paul with legal action if he continues to agitate for a fight against UFC stars

Paul has become increasingly vocal in recent months about his desire to take on a UFC fighter in the ring, with the 24-year-old consistently calling out Conor McGregor.

Those calls increased following McGregor’s defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, though the YouTuber appears to have turned his attentions to other fighters.

Since defeating Askren last weekend, Paul has began campaigning for Nate Diaz and Poirier to enter the boxing ring for a fight against him.

White though is not a fan of those ideas and has now gone as far as to threaten Paul with legal action if he continues to attempt to fight active UFC star.

Jake Paul defeated Ben Askren in a bout last Saturday
Jake Paul defeated Ben Askren in a bout last Saturday

“Why don’t you go fight a f****g boxer?” he told Paul via Yahoo Sports.

“What the f*** do these guys keep talking to UFC guys for? I’m gonna have to slap them with another f****g legal letter, these f****** idiots.

“Go talk to f****g boxers. What are you doing?”

The UFC boss is far from happy with the popularity of Paul’s fights and believes it shows just how low boxing has fallen.

The YouTuber has since called for Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz to take him on in the boxing ring
The YouTuber has since called for Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz to take him on in the boxing ring

“Boxing continues to go like this [points his hands downward],” he said.

“This guy [Jake Paul] is playing this thing perfectly and boxing’s in such a bad place. They’re doing a really good job at sucking in people to buy into this thing. Good for him.”




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