UFC President Dana White opens up about the alleged bet he makes on the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight.
Like many, UFC president Dana White was caught up in the whirlwind of the boxing match between Jake Paul and Ben Askren. In the run-up to the game, White expressed interest in placing a bet on the fight. White said he was going to put down a million dollars for Ben Askren to win the fight. This opinion drew criticism from fans and from Paul himself, who called White. Paul beat Askren in the first round, but White didn’t lose any money after all.
Let me make it clear here for everyone. I never made an illegal bet, “White told Yahoo Sports. “I didn’t make an illegal bet on Saturday night. I didn’t bet $ 2 million with Snoop or anyone. “
After the victory, Paul took it upon himself to call White and tease him about this “bet” he was going to make. White and Askren have had a love / hate relationship over the years, but after White finally brought Askren to the UFC, the two have been friendly. White thought Askren might have been victorious, but now that he saw what Paul can do, he can appreciate Paul and his personality.
“This is the right guy (Paul) with the right gimmick at the right time,” White said. “This guy is playing perfectly. And boxing is in such a bad place, they are doing a very good job of attracting people to commit to this. And good for him. “
White can certainly appreciate the kind of fame Paul has received as a result of his struggles and personality, it’s reminiscent of Conor McGregor when he was in the UFC. White took what McGregor was doing and followed it in that moment and has made them both very rich. Perhaps White is willing to do the same with Paul if he ever wants to cross over to the UFC.
Do you think we’ll ever see Dana White and Jake Paul working together?