Dana White recently laid down the gauntlet to Jake Paul when he said he’d be willing to undergo 10-years of random drug-testing for cocaine if the YouTuber would undergo two years of testing for steroids, but now he’s received a counter-offer that ups the ante even further.
“Happy New Year, Dana White,” Paul wrote on Twitter. “Here is a real challenge for you. I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to:
“Increase min fighter pay per fight to $50K (it’s $12K now)
Guarantee UFC fighters 50 per cent of UFC annual revenues ($1bn in 2021)
Provide long term healthcare to all fighters (you previously said brain damage is part of the gig…imagine the NFL said that) There are many UFC alums who have publicly said they are suffering from brain damage.
“You have five days to accept and to implement the above by March 31, 2022. Once implemented I will immediately retire from boxing, enter USADA and agree to a one-fight deal with UFC to fight weak chin Jorge.
“To all UFC fighters – time to take a stand and create value for yourselves and peers. You deserve higher pay, you deserve long term healthcare and above all you deserve freedom. Support each other. I am not your enemy, I am your advocate…who selfishly wants to KO a few of you to make some big bank.”
White has quickly responded to that in a video post in which he points out that Paul ducked his two-year steroid testing offer, while also suggesting that former UFC CFO Nakisa Bidarian is the brains behind the YouTuber’s operation and that things aren’t going well since he’s ‘tanking’ on pay-per-view.
“You never responded to the challenge,” White said. “You publicly stated that I use cocaine. I do not. So I told you, you could randomly cocaine test me for the next 10 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.
“And that thing that you came out with today, nobody on earth thinks that you really wrote that. You’re too stupid.
“And for those of you that don’t know, if you’ve ever watched one of his fights and you see the staredown, the guy that’s standing in the middle with the warlock nose and the big wart on his face, apparently that’s his manager. That guy used to be an accountant for me and let’s just say this: He no longer works for me, and I think he’s a scumbag.
“But, if you two think that you can do it better than we do, we’re doing the whole thing wrong and you’re treating the 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.
“What you and the warlock should be focused on is your business. You’re tanking. You can’t sell pay-per-views. You’re calling out Jorge Masvidal because he’s a pay-per-view superstar. Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, Mike Tyson – these are all superstars. You’re not. You can’t sell pay-per-views. So you do whatever the hell you want to do. I’m ready to roll, buddy. I don’t use cocaine.
“Do you use steroids? Let’s do this Jake.”