- Dana White is certain a Conor McGregor vs. Jake Paul fight is unlikely to happen in the UFC
- White stressed that the UFC is only about the best fighters in the world
- The UFC boss says the Octagon is no place for fights like Paul vs. McGregor
Despite the lack of experience, Jake Paul has undeniably taken combat sports by storm. After making noise in boxing, the YouTuber set his sights on the UFC and Dana White.
Paul has been actively pushing for UFC fighter healthcare and pay increase, constantly hitting out at UFC boss Dana White in the process. To prove that he’s serious about his endeavor, “The Problem Child” even came up with a bizarre offer–a one and done UFC fight with Conor McGregor.
With the media quizzing him for comments, White addressed the subject again in an interview with ESPN MMA ahead of UFC London. This would come after Paul said the UFC boss was making excuses for McGregor to not to fight the influencer.
Conor McGregor vs. Jake Paul will always be a fantasy
White reiterated the fact that the internet star is way too big for the former UFC champion.
“First of all, he [Logan] and I talked about that too,” White said. “That kid couldn’t even make 170 [pounds]. That’s how big he is. I mean he’s calling out these guys that are you know… do you wanna see that fight? *no* Then why are you asking me about that? Why are we even talking about this? They’re not even remotely close to being in the same weight class. Not even remotely close. That kid’s 6’1” and 210 [pounds]. Conor McGregor’s 155 pounds.”
UFC is not for Jake Paul
Due to the evident hype around Jake Paul, White reckoned that there really is a “market” for what he and his brother Logan does. Unfortunately, White is certain that the UFC is not the platform for it.
“This is the biggest fight promotion in the history of the world,” he pointed out. “We have all the best fighters in the world. That’s what I do. There’s always gonna be market for those types of fights. [But UFC] This isn’t the place for them.”