'He just got knocked out' – UFC boss Dana White slams Jake Paul's next fight and names who YouTuber should have picked | The Sun

DANA WHITE hit out at "pay-per-view" turd Jake Paul and his next fight against Hasim Rahman Jr.

The UFC president and YouTuber-turned prizefighter Paul have spent the last few years going back and forth with each other.

And it appears there is still no love lost as White slammed the 25-year-old's box office appeal.

He said: “Is this still a thing? It isn’t to me. I couldn’t care less. He’s a pay-per-view turd."

Paul recently announced he will return on August 6 against Rahman, 31, at New York's famed Madison Square Garden.

But the bout only came around after Tommy Fury, 23, was forced to pull out of fighting his celebrity boxing rival for a second time.


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Rahman has lost just the once in his 13 bouts, but it came most recently in April to McKenzie Morrison, son to ex-champion Tommy.

And White questioned why Paul did not choose to fight Morrison instead.

He said: “I saw he just got knocked out by Tommy Morrison’s son.

“He just got knocked out. Why wouldn’t you go after the guy that knocked him out?

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“That’s not the business I’m in. I’m in a different business than that. I’m in the tough fight business.”

In Paul's first two professional bouts, he knocked out YouTuber "AnEsonGib" and ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 38.

But he then recorded wins over two of White's former fighters, Ben Askren, 38, and Tyron Woodley, 40, first on points and then by KO.

Rahman will be his first opponent with a recognised boxing record, but the heavyweight claimed Morrison, 32, was also rejected by Paul.

He said on the MMA Hour: "I don't have any regrets about April 29th about what happened back then.

"What happened happened, it's behind me and it set me on the path to get here.

"If I would've won that fight there's no way Jake would be trying to fight me.There's no way.

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"And the proof is in the pudding because Kenzie was brought to the table before me for him.

"And obviously they didn't want to fight Kenzie, they wanted to fight me."

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