Jake Paul has sensationally promised to retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal if UFC boss Dana White meets a pretty specific established of demands.
Paul referred to as out Masvidal and Nate Diaz soon after knocking out former UFC winner Tyron Woodley before final month.
The net feeling has formerly floated his want to fight in the UFC but has also been a vocal critic of White, saying he wants to take care of his fighters greater.
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That criticism was at the coronary heart of Paul’s checklist of demands on Sunday as he manufactured an intriguing proposal to White.
He tweeted: “Happy New Year @danawhite. Right here is a genuine problem for you…
“I will straight away retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you concur to:”
He then extra a checklist of demands for the UFC president:
“1) Enhance min fighter pay out for every fight to $50k (it is $12k now).
“2) Assure UFC fighters 50% of UFC once-a-year revenues ($1bn in 2021).
“3) Give extended expression health care to all fighters (you formerly explained brain injury is portion of the gig… visualize the NFL explained that). There are several UFC alums who have publicly explained they are struggling from brain injury.
“You have 5 days to acknowledge and to implement the over by March 31, 2022. After executed I will straight away retire from boxing, enter USADA and concur to a one fight deal with UFC to fight weak chin Jorge [Masvidal].
“To all UFC fighters – time to consider a stand and develop worth for yourselves and peers. You deserve larger pay out, you deserve extended expression health care and over all you deserve independence.
“Support every single other. I am not your enemy, I am your advocate… who selfishly needs to KO a couple of of you to make some significant lender.”
Though Paul has his truthful share of critics, even Stephen A. Smith has spoken in the earlier of his admiration for the YouTube star’s get the job done in addressing a “problematic” portion of the boxing earth.
“On a person hand, Jake Paul is anyone we really should applaud,” Smith explained on ‘First Take’ final month.
“I like Jake Paul. I believe he’s a charismatic persona. I like the point he has managed to consider matters away from boxing promoters and demonstrated the boxing earth that you don’t have to be held hostage by promoters in purchase to get fights and make some income.
“I believe that is a stunning factor for the sport of boxing. Promoters have messed up the sport of boxing, they keep up fights… you’ve received to wait around yrs for them.
“That’s problematic. Anything at all that allows us to see the fights we want to see and see a boxer get fights, which is wonderful.”