“He wants to make some money, He’s a very clever fellow,” Joe Rogan and Dana White talks about Jake Paul’s appearance at UFC 261

The UFC President Dana White and UFC commentator Joe Rogan talks about Jake Paul's appearance at UFC 261.

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Joe Rogan, Jake Paul and Dana White
Joe Rogan, Jake Paul and Dana White

The Youtuber turned professional boxer Jake Paul seems to be a common name now in every MMA space. Paul started appearing in the headline by knocking out the former UFC Welterweight fighter Ben Askren.

Afterward, he got engaged in a verbal battle with many UFC fighters, and not just that he appeared on UFC 261 and got engaged in a verbal battle with former two-division champion Daniel Cormier.

Joe Rogan was also on the commentary table alongside Cormier and he believes Jake Paul’s appearance didn’t go as he expected but still he got the limelight he wanted. Talking about this on his podcast, Joe Rogan says,

“Well, he wants to make some money. He’s a very clever fellow, DC said, ‘Take my f***ing name out of your mouth, I’m not a kid, I will f*** you up,’ and he was like, ‘Yikes.’ Look, it’s f***ing former UFC heavyweight champion of the world. That’s not what you want.”

Rogan continued, “Let me tell you something, we were in Florida, Jacksonville, sold-out arena, and they were all chanting ‘F*** Jake Paul.’ He’s filming it. He’s got his phone out, he’s like, ‘Yeah!’ (Because what he’s hearing is) money. He’s hearing ‘Cha-Ching! Cha-Ching!’” {H/T MMA Fighting}

“He’s making so much money, dude. He said it was 1.5 million PPV buys when he knocked out Ben Askren. I don’t know if that’s true, Dana White says it’s nonsense, but maybe. He doesn’t – who has the f***ing receipts? If he’s lying, why didn’t he say 2 million, why didn’t he say 3 million? Why’d he say 1.5?”

He added, “Maybe he’s telling the truth and if he’s telling the truth, they made a f***ing considerable amount of money. That’s bigger by more than double the very legitimate, three title fight UFC card of this past weekend because that apparently got 700,000 buys. Granted, these are 700,000 ESPN+ verified, absolute buys. There’s no bulls***.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Dana White clarifies he has no issues with Jake Paul

Jake Paul
Jake Paul

After all this publicity stunt the UFC president Dana White stayed on his claim that he isn’t sending any of this fighter for this bulls**t. But White also clarified he had no personal issues with Jake Paul.

Speaking with Morning Blitz, Dana White says, “Listen, at the end of the day, to be honest, I hate the dil*os who pop in here and say ‘Hey, pay Jake Paul!’ I hate them worse than I hate Jake Paul,”

“But, listen, whatever with this kid. The kid is making money, man. He makes people care, he makes people give a s***. I honestly don’t hate the kid. I know there’s a lot of people who are very excited for the day when he gets clipped and gets knocked out, and it is coming.”

“His 15 minutes are almost up but listen, the kid’s gonna make some money and good for him.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

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