Dana White points out the flawed logic in Jake Paul boxing Mike Tyson: Who is next, Clint Eastwood?

UFC president Dana White has mocked Jake Paul’s aspirations to box legendary boxer Mike Tyson, pointing out the flawed logic in a potential match-up between the two.

In comments to the media, White ridiculed the nearly 31-year age gap between Jake Paul, who is 26 years old, and Mike Tyson, who will turn 58 later this year. “Jake Paul did fight a kid his age and he lost. I just saw this thing on the Internet yesterday, we beat Mike Tyson. He’s going to fight Clint Eastwood next. Clint Eastwood, 93 years old, on the verge of Jake Paul,” White said sarcastically.

White argued that while Paul wants to be taken seriously as a boxer, his choices of opponents demonstrate that making money is his true motive rather than proving himself against top competition his own age. “If you want to be taken seriously as a fighter. But he doesn’t. You know, it’s not that. That’s where I’m getting. What Jake wants is Jake wants to make money.”

The UFC boss claimed that Paul’s fanbase doesn’t actually purchase his boxing pay-per-views, which is why he has to choose novelty acts and faded legends like Tyson to sell tickets. “The people that follow Jake Paul don’t buy Jake Paul’s fights. So, Jake Paul has to fight people who can actually sell pay-per-views.”

 Jake Paul Responds to Conor McGregor’s Criticism of Mike Tyson Matchup

YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul has hit back at UFC legend Conor McGregor for criticizing his potential exhibition match against boxing icon Mike Tyson. In a recent interview, McGregor scoffed at the idea of the 26-year-old Paul facing the 56-year-old Tyson, saying it makes a mockery of the sport.

Paul responded defiantly in another interview clip, dismissing McGregor’s comments about the level of interest in their potential matchup. “Connor, you’re saying that interest is low for the fight, but the last fight you announced, there was a thousand articles written in a multiple day span to, you know, people talking about your last fight. In that same multiple day span, there was 10,000 articles written about this. So this is, in my mind, the biggest fight the world will ever see.”

The younger Paul brother questioned why the former two-weight UFC champion feels the need to disparage him. “There’s no reason for them to be jealous. Like, I get people are jealous, but it’s like one of the old heads, like Connor are still, like, trying to hate. It’s like, I don’t get why. Why are you trying to pull people like your ego?”

Paul, who has been criticized for taking on non-boxers and smaller opponents, accused McGregor and other MMA fighters of being “b**ches” who don’t actually want to fight. “A lot of people in this sport are bitches. That’s what I’ve come to find out. They don’t actually want to fight. So all these super fights, Nate Diaz and Masvidal, all these actual b**ch made men.”