Jake Paul vs. Dana White: Paul Goes in on White…Again…And He’s Right!

Jake Paul’s crusade against MMA Dana White continued today. Paul took to social media to express his thoughts on Dana White and his role in the combat sports world.

From Paul’s Twitter:

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Chavez Jr Misses Weight, Forfeits $100K to Anderson Silva

In the latest chapter of freak show boxing fights, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. missed weight (again) by two pounds for his highly anticipated matchup against Anderson “The Spider” Silva. Silva, one of the GOATs of MMA, is automatically $100,000 richer for the gaffe by the younger Chavez. The fight is being contested at a catch weight of 182-pounds.

This isn’t Chavez Jr.’s first battle with the scale. He’s missed weight multiple times in his career including a 2019 bout against Daniel Jacobs in which he had to forfeit $1 million. Chavez Jr. normally fights at 175lbs.

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Sportico: Canelo Alvarez Set to Make $25 Million for Saunders Fight

Well god damn. That’s a lot of cash!

Sportico is reporting that Canelo Alvarez is set to make around $25 million for his title fight tonight against Billy Joe Saunders. That’s a nice bump in pay from his $10 million purse for his tilt against Avni Yildirim.

There’s no word on what Saunders will be making for the fight but it’s safe to say it will be a few million.

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Jake Paul vs MMA: Kamaru Usman Responds to Jake Paul

Welcome to the daily installment of “Jake Paul vs. MMA” here at In The Fight! We could probably make these posts an hourly thing at the rate this is going.

In case you missed it, Jake Paul has called out everyone including UFC Welterweight champ and top ranked pound-for-pound pugilist Kamaru Usman. Usman in return challenged the celebrity boxer.

Jake Paul has responded.

Paul isn’t wrong about the pay thing. It’s something we’ve discussed at length on In The Fight on Sportanarium Radio ( which you can hear right HERE every Thursday 5P/E, 10P/UK). And he’s playing the perfect heel to the MMA community considering he has to know that no star-level MMA fighter is going to box him.

Usman confirms that.

The only place Paul would get his comeuppance is in a boxing ring. He’s not a real fighter and will never enter the MMA realm.

UFC 261 Nets 700,000 PPV Buys in the US

Sports Business Journal is reporting that UFC 261’s buy rate is 700,000 domestically. The international numbers are not yet in.

The projection is then event will be the second highest performing PPV of the year trailing only the McGregor-Poirier rematch. The event is actually down from the first Usman-Masvidal fight which drew 900,000 in the US and 1.3 million total.

Jake Paul Calls Out Dana White: “Seems Like You are the Real Douche!”

The war of words between members of the combat sports community, particularly MMA, and Jake Paul might be reaching critical mass. During the post UFC 261 presser Dana White was asked about Jake Paul and his boxing exploits.

“Do you know what would happen to this guy [in the UFC]? He ain’t fighting in the UFC. He’s getting handpicked opponents, and God knows what else is going on with that whole fucking thing.

There’s a market for that. That is not what I do. That’s not what I do. People want to see that, and it’s great, and this kid is going to make a couple bucks before this ride is over. It’s just not what I do. What I do happened tonight. What happened tonight is, we sold this place out and it was packed, and the numbers that you’re hearing [Triller] did, they’re full of shit. They’re full of shit, ok? They didn’t pull those numbers at all, not even fucking close.”

Dana White, UFC 261 Presser, via Yahoo Sports

Jake Paul heard White’s comments and took to Twitter to respond.

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UFC Agrees to Pay Drakkar Klose after UFC Vegas 24 Weigh-in Brouhaha

Per ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC has agreed to pay Drakkar Klose his show money for his scheduled fight at UFC on ESPN. The fight was cancelled when his opponent, Jeremy Stephens, caused a fracas during the weigh-in. Stephens pushed Klose causing whiplash and a concussion.

Here’s the exchange.

Klose had to be admitted to the hospital due to the incident and was ruled unable to fight by the doctors and the athletic commission. The idea that the UFC wasn’t going to pay Klose was asinine. Thankfully that’s now resolved.

Klose and Stephens will reportedly match up again in the near future.

Corey Anderson Has Doubled His Money in Bellator

Current Bellator fighter Corey Anderson took to Twitter to let the fans know he’s finally getting paid.

via Corey Anderson/Twitter

There’s no reason not to take the man at his word. Fighter pay has always been an issue in mixed martial arts and this should shine a light on that just a bit.