Dana White sends Mike Tyson wild as UFC boss bets $1m on Jake Paul to LOSE to Ben Askren – before YouTuber doubles wager
DANA WHITE had Mike Tyson giddy after betting $1million Jake Paul would lose to Ben Askren.
And the YouTuber responded by DOUBLING the wager.
Dana White slammed Jake Paul’s boxing credentials and said he would bet $1m on him losing to Ben Askren[/caption]
Mike Tyson could not contain his excitement at the prospect of the massive wager[/caption]
Paul, 24, has a perfect 2-0 professional boxing record and takes on retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 36, in his next fight on April 17.
But appearing on Tyson’s Hotboxin’ podcast, the UFC president vowed to put his money where his mouth is.
White said: “I hope you can bet on this thing because I will bet $1m (£720,000) that he loses this f***ing fight.
“I bet a million dollars that he loses this fight!”
And boxing icon Tyson was loving it as he whooped, laughed and clapped at the prospect of White stumping up the cash.
White – who admitted to being a ‘degenerate gambler’ and once lost a $1m boxing bet – added: “Let’s be honest, Jake Paul isn’t a f***ing boxer.
“This guy is a f***ing YouTube kid.
“The kid he’s going to fight is a decorated wrestler who has fought real guys, he’s been a world champion with another organisation.”
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Paul beat AnEsonGib in his pro debut in January 2020 with a first-round TKO and backed that up by knocking out ex-NBA star Nate Robinson in November.
And former boxing champ Zab Judah had The Problem Child’s back after seeing him in training.
Responding to White on the podcast, Judah said: “Dana I watched him, he’s been working hard, Dana. I have seen him put it together.
“He’s got hands. I am not joking.”
The video quickly made its way to Paul and he immediately challenged White to double his money and for both men to put $2m on the line instead.
The YouTube star shared a video responding rather dramatically to the original clip on Instagram – throwing a head off a statue and then running out on to the street before calling out White for a fight.
He wrote: “Dana let’s double the bet up! $2 Million. We wire the money into escrow.
“$4 million total. Winner takes all. My team will be in touch to make a contract.
“After I knockout Ben, we can set up Jake Paul vs Dana White 2021 since you consider yourself a ‘Boxer’ and me a ‘YouTuber,” before finishing it off with a clown emoji aimed at the UFC chief.
Paul has won both of his professional bouts so far in his career with knockouts[/caption]
Paul shared a video on Instagram responding to White’s claim – and told the UFC boss to double his money for a $2m wager instead[/caption]
For some reason the excitable YouTuber decided to throw the head and torso off a statue[/caption]
Alicia Adendorff is a reporter for Healthy Organic Lifestyle.