DANA WHITE refused to rule out signing Jake Paul to the UFC and vowed to end the verbal war between them.
The UFC president was locked in an online duel with Paul recent YouTube star.
White is mostly accused of underpaying his UFC stable companywhile he himself set the American celebrity boxing record.
But if the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather super cross has taught the UFC mogul anything, it’s ‘never say never’.
The result is, with Paul teasingly switching to MMAWhite didn’t close when he offered the American celebrity a deal with the UFC.
He said on the Nelk Boys podcast: “I don’t know. I don’t think that’s going to happen, but listen – I never say never again.
“You know, I don’t think Floyd and Conor, or I’m going to end up doing any of my people against Floyd. Because that’s completely pointless.”
Paul, 24, knocked out and defeated two of White’s former boxers, Ben Askren, 37, and Tyron Woodley, 39.
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Former UFC champion Woodley initially lost points in August but has since KO’d in their December rematch.
Paul’s two wins come against online rival ‘AnEsonGib’ and former NBA point guard Nate Robinson, 37.
As a result, White mocked the feeling on social media of having lost to an opponent previously professionally boxed.
Their feud also turned sour when Paul accused the MMA promoter of cocaine use.
But White denied the accusation and offered to be tested for drugs over a TEN YEAR period.
In return, he asked Paul to take a two-year drug test, accusing the 5-0 winner of steroid use.
Paul later hit back and denied the allegations and approved by the US Anti-Doping Agency – the UFC’s drug testing partner.
I don’t think that’s going to happen, but listen – I never say never again.
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White admitted in his interview with the Canadian prank group Nelk Boys that it would be the last time he spoke to Paul.
“It’s not that he doesn’t have my respect,” he said.
“You know, I don’t even know the kid. At the end of the day, I don’t even know the kid.
“And you know what? Honestly, I’ll tell you right here right now, this is the last time you’ll hear me talk about him.
“I finished it. I gave it a challenge, he said, ‘You make coke,’ I said, ‘I think you take a performance-enhancing drug,'” he never responded to that.
“So fire the kid, do your thing. I’m sitting here arguing with this kid who didn’t even fight for me, and never will fight for me.
“So what’s the point of me and him being together?”
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/boxing/8248011/dana-white-signing-jake-paul-ufc/ ‘Never say never’ – Dana White refuses to rule out signing Jake Paul to UFC and vows to end verbal feud with YouTuber