YouTube sensation turned professional boxer Jake Paul may be 3-0 in the ring, but it’s the way he’s going about his business that’s turning heads and dominating the conversation in the world of sports.
“The thing is, in this business, it’s all about showmanship,” UFC President Dana White said on the latest episode of The Daily Wire’s Candace. “I mean, if you look at Conor McGregor and how he exploded, Floyd “Money” Mayweather and what he was able to do and turn himself into… the kid’s (Paul) a showman and he’s calling out UFC people to get more attention.”
In three professional fights, Paul has scored knockout victories over fellow YouTuber “Gib,” former NBA player Nate Robinson, and most recently, former UFC fighter Ben Askren — who, admittedly, came into the match with minimal boxing experience.
Now, Paul has his mind on bigger names, calling out current UFC fighters, among others.
According to White, such a decision would be unwise on Paul’s part.