Dana White takes aim at Tyron Woodley ahead of boxing fight with YouTuber Jake Paul as UFC chief says former champion ‘hasn’t won a fight in three years, in something he’s supposed to be good at’ amid claims 39-year-old will pocket his biggest EVER payday
- Dana White has taken aim at Tyron Woodley ahead of his fight with Jake Paul
- Woodley, 39, has agreed to fight the YouTuber after leaving the UFC this year
- The Chosen One says he will pocket a career-high payday against Paul, 24
- But White questions whether fans will watch, with Woodley on a losing streak
Dana White has taken aim at Tyron Woodley ahead of his upcoming fight with Jake Paul, as the UFC chief said the former UFC star ‘hasn’t won a fight in three years, in something that he’s actually supposed to be good at’.
Woodley, 39, recently left the UFC after losing four fights on the bounce against Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, Gilbert Burns and VIncente Luque, and has accepted a boxing fight against YouTuber Paul later this summer.
The former welterweight champion has said that his crossover fight will be the biggest pay day of his career, a claim that has led to criticism of White’s payment of his UFC stars.
Dana White has taken aim at Tyron Woodley ahead of the former UFC star’s fight with Jake Paul
Woodley, 39, will take to boxing the YouTuber after leaving the UFC roster earlier this year
And the UFC president has dismissed Woodley’s upcoming fight with undefeated boxer Paul, claiming that the pair will struggle to get punters to tune in for the August 28 bout.
‘I keep not wanting to do this (but) Tyron Woodley is 40 years old,” he told reporters after UFC 263 via BJPenn.com.
‘He hasn’t won a fight in three years, in something that he’s actually supposed to be good at. And now he’s going to go box.
The former welterweight champion says he will pocket his biggest payday ever against Paul
‘How do you sell that fight? Lots of other things other than the s*** that should matter.
‘”I’m making millions of dollars, this is the biggest payday ever”, Jake Paul will say mean things about me, “pay your fighters”,’ White added. ‘It’s a bunch of bulls***.’
Woodley reigned as welterweight king for over two years, in which he defended his title on five occasions, pocketing approximately $500,00 for each defence.
The 39-year-old’s manager has confirmed that Woodley will pocket a seven-figure sum when he makes his boxing debut against Paul, after The Problem Child hit out at UFC chief Dana White for failing to pay his fighters a fair wage.
White says Woodley has not won in three years and questioned whether punters would watch
Paul, 24, has been a vocal critic of White, claiming he does not pay his fighters a fair wage
‘He’s getting paid really well,’ Malki Kawa told MMA Fighting. ‘It’s one of the best deals I’ve ever done.
‘For a guy in his situation, it was a tremendous deal – he’s getting a large base number. He’s getting a cut of the pay-per-view globally.
‘He’s participating in a lot of different things. He should walk away with a multi-million dollar payday. His base guarantee is in the millions already. Add on all the extra stuff, it’s a really nice payday.’
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