UFC 263 took place this weekend in Glendale, Arizona, breaking the Gila River Arena gate record with over 17,000 screaming and booing maniacs in attendance. With three fights in five rounds and a new champion to discuss, UFC President Dana White stayed at the post-fight press conference for half an hour to speak from all angles of the event.
And of course, he couldn’t help but discuss the Paul brothers, especially the Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul fight that just happened and the upcoming Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight in August. Apparently Jake Paul said the UFC was unable to sell a million pay-per-views like the Pauls do?
“Jake? The other brother? White responded with a smirk. “Jake didn’t make a million [PPV buys]. His brother made a million. He and Floyd made a million. The last time we did a press conference I told you the Triller stuff is bullshit. They lie, their numbers are not what they claim. [Logan and Floyd] really does that number, it’s a real number. They did that. Jake didn’t do that. Logan and Floyd did it, and good for them. It’s a real number, they really did it, and good for them.
White then responded to Tyron Woodley’s claim that he was being paid more than he ever got in his UFC career to fight Jake Paul. Which would be pretty impressive, considering Woodley fought as a co-main on some really big UFC cards and was making some of the pay-per-view money back then as the champion.
“I’ve heard this bullshit forever, it’s all full of shit,” White said angrily. “What is he doing?” Exactly. If it’s that much money and he’s so proud of how much it is, how much is it? They’re all full of shit.
“But that’s also how you beat a fight. I still don’t want to do this. Tyron Woodley is forty years old. He hasn’t won a fight for three years. In something he’s supposed to be good at. And now he’s going to go boxing. How do you sell this fight? Lots of other things besides shit should matter. “I earn millions of dollars. It’s the biggest salary ever. Jake Paul will say mean things about me. “Pay your fighters”. And you guys get right to the point and will like it. This is all bullshit. A whole lot of bullshit.
White then confirmed once again that Floyd Mayweather’s alleged 1 million pay-per-view count against Logan Paul was legitimate. Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren? Not really.
“I got this number from real people,” he said. “You know me, I’ll tell you the truth. The fight before that, I didn’t do any bullshit. Well, I shouldn’t be saying that. It made a good number for people who never really fought, you know what I mean? But this one made a real number.