As much as fans may not like it, now may be the time to accept that Jake Paul is pretty good at making waves in the combat sports space. His tactics aren’t always great and he definitely riles people up, but at the end of the day, fans are interested in hearing what he has to say.
The running theme for the last year or so, outside of his own boxing exploits, has been Jake Paul vs Dana White and the unfairness of fighter pay.
He’s of the belief that members of the UFC roster don’t get paid what they deserve and even though White isn’t interested in hearing what he has to say, ‘The Problem Child’ is going to keep forcing this conversation down the throat of anyone who will listen.
However, there’s still a large number of critics who believe this is all for show.
In response to such individuals, Jake Paul said the following in a recent interview.
“It’s real, it’s very very real. For me, it’s about UFC fighters getting treated better. That’s really what it boils down to. I’m passionate about fighter pay, all across the board, because I see how fighters are mistreated even in boxing – but especially in UFC.
“They run such a greedy organisation where people like Paddy Pimblett are getting paid $24,000 and he’s the main attraction for that whole entire show [UFC London]. But, the whole event is making $5-10 million. They’re taking everything from these fighters who can barely afford to pay coaches.”
When will Jake Paul box again?
The December knockout win over Tyron Woodley feels like a thousand years ago now when you consider how much has happened in both boxing and MMA since then. Still, even though he isn’t currently competing and doesn’t have a fight booked, Paul is keeping busy by promoting Amanda Serrano ahead of her fight against Katie Taylor at Madison Square Garden.
He’s hinted at the idea of a return in August and given the timeline, that seems to match up.