Dana White tried to ‘sabotage’ Anderson Silva’s fight

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jake Paul UFC president statement White Dana was actively behind the scenes trying to interrupt his upcoming boxing event.

On Saturday, Paul will face the former UFC champion Anderson Silva in an eight-round boxing match titled Paul vs. Silva at the Desert Diamond Arena. However, he claims White, to the one he already has a lot of back and forth verbal exchangestried to “sabotage” the event.

“The list goes on, and some of them I can’t even go on,” Paul told reporters during a media debate after Thursday’s pre-match press conference. “But he sent orders to stop and cancel my content promoting this war, and just do really shady behind-the-scenes things. And we’re just learning more and more things as the promotion goes on. I’m sure I’ll talk about it more at a later date. “

While Paul won’t go into specifics about White’s alleged actions, he does explain why he believes the UFC boss targeted him ahead of the toughest fight of his career. his young professional boxing career.

Paul said: “I think it’s because I’m the number 1 puppet who is exposing his business model and the extent to which he is a shark and how he treats the warriors. how your own. “He said I was not going to fight Anderson Silva, one of the greats of the UFC, and now here I am fighting him. And for the most part, he pushed for that. He’s the reason why I’m in this fight, is to prove him wrong and close the hell on him. “

Paul has spoken out calling for improved fighters’ rights and their wages. He also challenged White to change the way he treats fighters under the UFC banner.

Recently, White dismissed Paul, but he was consider the match against Silva while the battle was in progress. However, as the back and forth between the two continued, White grew tired of questions about the boxing YouTuber.

Paul said: “He also told reporters not to talk about me because he didn’t want my matches to get bigger. “He wanted to be the only cash cow in town. He wanted to run the fighting game and I was a threat so he could do it. “

Earlier this year, as White accepted more questions about Paul, he advised him to leave his business partner Nakisa Bidarian, who used to be an accountant for the UFC.

With everything Paul claims he’s been through, he says he’s found motivation in the attention from White.

“There’s been some big fires, but I can’t really talk about it,” Paul said. “I’m sure it will – the truth always comes out. … What he doesn’t realize is that he’s just adding fuel to the fire. But he’s trying to do whatever he can to stop me, but it’s great that I’m in his sights to the point where he feels threatened enough to care this much to try to break it. ruin my event. “

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