Jake Paul proved a lot of doubters wrong when he defeated MMA star Anderson Silva by unanimous decision over the weekend.
None more than UFC boss Dana White.
The internet sensation proved he is only getting better and better in the ring and could very well be a force to be reckoned with in the boxing world.
Brazilian legend Silva proved to be his toughest opponent to date, as the fight went the eight-round distance in an entertaining back-and-forth.
Credit: Px Images / AlamyHowever, it was a fight that Dana White ‘guaranteed’ wouldn’t happen back in September 2021.
He said at the time: “I f**king guarantee you this: You ain’t gonna see Jake Paul calling Anderson Silva out.
“That I f**king promise you.”
For all his shortcomings, there’s one thing you can’t deny about Jake Paul – he loves to prove people wrong.
And he did exactly that by not only calling out the UFC star but chalking up another win to remain undefeated.
And in typical Jake Paul fashion, he wasn’t going to let Dana White live his ultimately incorrect claim down.
In the post-fight press conference, he mocked White, saying: “Dana? … Dana? … Dana?”
He continued: “Bro, you said I wouldn’t do this, and I did it – with flying colours. But, you know, he’s in hiding. He’s trying to do everything he can to stop my run, to sabotage my fights.
“He hates me. He hates what I’m doing. He hates [that] I’m exposing his business, and now we’re gonna band together and create a united fighters’ association to help UFC fighters, all MMA fighters and boxers to get more fighter pay, long-term health care.
“That’s a big, big undertaking that I’ve been wanting to do for the whole entire time of my career since I met (manager) Nakisa (Bidarian). I said it to him on the first day: I want to make a fighters’ union.
“So, man, Dana White can suck this d**k.”
White and Paul have been at odds for years now with the YouTuber turned boxer consistently calling out the 53-year-old for underpaying his contracted UFC fighters.
Before the fight against Silva, Paul made a bet with the Brazilian star.
If he wins, Silva and Paul join forces to create a unified fighters’ association to lobby for better pay and healthcare for all fighters.
It was a bet that Silva agreed to, and with the American taking home the win it seems the union could be made a reality.
Jake Paul once again becomes a thorn in Dana White’s side.