Jake Paul says he’s willing to get inside the Octagon against Jorge Masvidal — but first, he wants Dana White to do a few things … which could greatly benefit all UFC fighters.
The YouTuber just laid out his terms and conditions for a potential bout against the welterweight champ, which are directly aimed at his boss … demanding more pay for every single UFC competitor, and way more stake in the company too.
In a fairly astonishing post Saturday, Jake wrote … “Happy new year @danawhite. Here is a real challenge for you… I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to (the following).
You can read JP’s letter for yourself, but to summarize — he’s asking fighters get a $50k minimum payout to throw blows (instead of an alleged $12k, which Jake says is the current cut), plus an even larger slice of the pie big picture … guaranteeing fighters at least 50% of all UFC annual revenue.
He says UFC generated about a billion dollars in 2021 alone — so essentially, he’s saying $500 mil should be earmarked and divvied up among the talent themselves. Wowza.
There’s more … Jake wants Dana to provide long-term healthcare for fighters, saying ex-athletes have complained of brain damage from tussling. If Dana implements these asks by March 31, JP says he’ll retire from boxing and come on over for a 1-fight deal with JM.
As you may know, there’s been a lot of talk about a would-be fight between these two — with Masvidal himself stoking the flames and issuing a challenge, with certain caveats.
Jake ends with a plea to UFC fighters themselves … “time to take a stand and create value for yourselves and your peers. You deserve higher pay, you deserve long-term healthcare, and above all you deserve freedom.” He adds, “I am not your enemy, I am your advocate.”
Ball’s in Dana’s court now!