Jake Paul issues ultimatum to the UFC

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YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul has launched different onslaught astatine the UFC and its brag Dana White, giving a stunning ultimatum.

The 24-year-old posted connected societal media that helium would hold to commercialized the boxing ringing for the octagon and combat Jorge Masvidal, should White springiness successful to respective demands.

He requested fighters beryllium paid a minimum of $50,000 USD ($68,880 AUD) per combat - a near-400 per cent summation connected the existent minimum - arsenic good arsenic a warrant that UFC fighters would get fractional of the organisation's yearly revenue, and to supply semipermanent wellness attraction to each fighters, past and present.

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Paul has emerged arsenic an improbable state of the labour question successful combat sports, repeatedly picketing White and the UFC to wage fighters more.

A poll of nonrecreational fighters successful The Athletic past year amusement that fighters were overwhelmingly successful favour of unionising, and successful 2019, it was reported that much than a 3rd of nonrecreational athletes successful the UFC earned little than $45,000 USD a year.

"To each UFC fighters - clip to instrumentality a basal and make worth for yourselves and peers," Paul wrote.

"You merit higher pay, you merit agelong word healthcare and supra each you merit freedom.

"Support each other. I americium not your enemy, I americium your advocator ... who selfishly wants to KO a fewer of you to marque immoderate large bank."

Paul has antecedently fought UFC alumni Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, arsenic good arsenic ex-NBA large Nate Robinson, and Paul's chap YouTubers, AnEsonGib and Deji Olatunji.

He has beaten everyone helium has faced by either knockout oregon TKO, Woodley losing connected points successful their archetypal match-up earlier being knocked retired successful the sixth circular past month.

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