UFC President Dana White wants Triller and Snoop Dogg to stay far away from his money and business.
White threatened to take legal action against Triller should they attempt to pursue boxing matches for active UFC fighters. The UFC boss also complimented Jake Paul on his business and rejected the idea he made a wager with Snoop Dogg.
“I don’t owe Snoop $2 million," White told Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole (h/t MMA Fighting). "I never bet - let me make it clear right here to everybody: I have never made an illegal bet, ever. I did not make an illegal bet on Saturday night. I did not bet $2 million with Snoop or anybody.”
“Javier Mendez called me right after I did the Mike Tyson podcast, he’s the head coach at AKA, and he said these guys at Triller, they want to take that bet,” he continued. “‘They want to bet you $2 million.’ I said, ‘It’s f***ing illegal!’ First of all, I’m not gonna make an illegal bet, number one, and number two, why would I bet them $1 million or $2 million, when I could do it legally in Las Vegas and get two-to-one?”
White gives credit to Paul for capitalizing on the moment; however, he crosses the line at Paul and Triller wooing active UFC fighters.
“Why don’t you go fight a fucking boxer?” White asserted. “What the fuck do these guys keep talking to UFC guys for? I’m gonna have to slap them with another fucking legal letter, these fucking idiots. Go talk to fucking boxers. What are you doing?”
“It’s not my thing but that doesn’t mean it’s not other people’s things,” he admitted. “When you look at this whole Jake Paul thing that’s going on right now, boxing continues to go like this (motions hand downward). This is the right guy with the right shtick at the right time. This guy is playing this thing perfectly, and boxing is in such a bad place, they’re doing a really good job at sucking in people to buy into this thing. And good for him.”