UFC president Dana White has been branded a 'hater' by YouTube star Jake Paul, who insists he's 'affecting' the veteran promoter's pockets.
The MMA supremo hasn't been shy in voicing his opinion on Paul's rise to boxing notoriety, which he's been somewhat critical of.
Paul, 24, has responded by shining a light on the UFC's pay structure, which has long been a topic of debate among fighters and fans alike.
And The Problem Child has now slammed White's gambling habits nearly two months after donating £3650 ($5000) to UFC flyweight Sarah Alpar's GoFundMe page.
During an interview with MMA Junkie, Paul of White: “He’s an old hater and I think he sees what I’m doing to his business model.
"I’m affecting his pockets. I’m talking about fighter pay.
"This guy is betting $7million dollars on blackjack, but his fighters are starting GoFundMe pages.”
Paul reckons his highlighting of the issue of fighter pay has prompted White to dump on his burgeoning combat sports career.
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He added: “There’s all this bad press coming out about him, because of me and that’s messing up his business and he’s gonna say whatever he can to try and diminish what I have going on, and to try and ruin it.
“But what he doesn’t understand about the internet is him talking about me, just only adds fuel to my fire.”
The way Paul sees it, he continues to benefit from White's criticism of his actions.
He said: “I just think it’s funny. If you really are losing relevancy, then no one talks about you.
This guy is betting $7million dollars on blackjack, but his fighters are starting GoFundMe pages.
"So the fact that this guy talks about me more than he talks about any other fighter of his, it’s pretty funny.
"You would think Jake Paul is the number one fighter in the UFC the way he promotes me.”
Paul's claim that White bet £5.1m ($7m) on blackjack has not been verified, although the UFC chief did recently admit to being a 'degenerate' gambler.
White said: “I’d say it’s about time. I like it. It’s obviously a thing people love to do.
"It makes whatever you’re watching a lot more fun, a lot more interesting, so I’ve always been for it.
"But I’m from Vegas. I play table games too much.
I’m a degenerate if you’re not getting it. I’m a degenerate, yes. I love to gamble."
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