Dana White has scolded YouTube boxer Jake Paul after ‘The Problem Child’ called Claressa Shields a ‘loser’ following her split decision loss to Abigail Montes at PFL 10 on Wednesday.
The UFC president hopes Shields runs into Paul on the street and ‘knocks him the f-ck out’.
“I hope he runs into her somewhere and she knocks him the f*** out,” White told MMA Fighting (h/t TMZ Sports) ahead of the UFC 267 PPV in Abu Dhabi this weekend.
“Jake Paul calls Claressa Shields a loser? Claressa Shields is nothing but a winner who actually fought real people in her weight class, in her own age, in her own sport and then goes over to MMA and tries to win a world title,” he added. “That’s not a loser, that’s a winner.”
#UFC president @DanaWhite went off on @JakePaul calling @Claressashields a “loser” after her first MMA loss:
“I hope he runs into her somewhere and she knocks him the f*ck out.”
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“Nothing but respect for Claressa Shields. To be looked at as the best female boxer, right, and to come over here and start training and start to do this, not easy. Nothing but respect for her. Obviously, she’s a very talented, gifted athlete. So yeah, crazy that anybody’s saying anything to her. That’s ridiculous.”
Shields, who will return to the boxing ring to defend her four world titles against Savannah Marshall on Dec. 11, claims Paul will never be as good of a fighter as herself and that she would beat the 4-0 boxer with one arm tied behind her back.
Paul, who most recently defeated Tyron Woodley via split decision at a Showtime Sports event on Aug. 29, will return to the ring to take on Tommy Fury at 9PM/6PM ETPT on Dec. 18 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Tickets will be available on November 10 at www.amaliearena.com. Watch Bloody Elbow for further details as they come in.
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