With White continuously mocking Paul’s different of opposition, the YouTube star supplied to fight Masvidal, so he can exploit high UFC fighters’ “lack of boxing skill.” But White thinks Paul could perchance well also fair aloof pivot to the likes of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who’s competed at light heavyweight, as a exchange of tactically selecting on smaller fighters.
“Reach on, Masvidal is 170 kilos,” White told “The Day after day Telegraph.” “He likes 170 pounders. Recede fight somebody your own dimension. Anderson Silva will not be any longer in contract, he’s 46 years broken-down, that’s the age crew you care for to fight, and he’s your dimension, and he’s in actuality a success fights. If you search for at Jake Paul’s history, Jake Paul either fights basketball players who hang by no strategy fought, or he wants to fight washed-up older guys who haven’t fought in years. Anderson Silva has in actuality been boxing, he’s won some fights, he’s 46 years broken-down, and he’s in your weight class. There you lunge, that’s a no brainer, fight Anderson Silva.”
Although Masvidal wanted the fight, he’d face hurdles in making it occur without White’s approval since he’s within the intervening time under contract with the UFC. That’s why White thinks Paul could perchance well also fair aloof staunch face Silva as a exchange.
“You’re no longer gonna fight 170-pound Jorge Masvidal who’s ranked top 10 on this planet,” White acknowledged. “No. He fights here, he’s under contract with us. Recede f*cking fight somebody your own dimension. He staunch fought Tyron Woodley. Tyron Woodley is 40 years broken-down, hasn’t won a fight in three years, hasn’t knocked somebody out in his weight class in five years. That’s who Jake Paul wants to fight, and he barely obtained out of that fight.
“He barely won that one. Now you want to hang to fight a guy who’s ranked within the top 10, that weighs 170 kilos, is aloof relevant within the fighting world if you hang gotten Anderson who’s no longer under contract with any one and has staunch won two boxing fits. There you lunge. You’re welcome. I staunch made your subsequent boxing match for you, but I guess you don’t gaze that one going down. Wanna guess?”
Paul, upon listening to about White’s comments, took the different to retort on Twitter.
“Dana admitted this morning that I’d assassinate “170” pound Masvidal,” he tweeted, together with a screenshot of a recent headline in which Derek Brunson acknowledged he’d steal a “tune-up” fight with Paul. “So Dana will you give Brunson permission to hang some real money? Dana?”