Billy Joe Saunders backs old enemy Jake Paul in his Twitter spat with Dana White over UFC stars’ pay

    BILLY JOE SAUNDERS backed Jake Paul in the YouTube star’s Twitter row with Dana White.

    Paul has hit out at the UFC president on several occasions, often criticising his fighter pay.


    Jake Paul has feuded with UFC boss Dana WhiteCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    Former two-weight boxing champion Billy Joe Saunders


    Former two-weight boxing champion Billy Joe SaundersCredit: Getty

    The American social media influencer, 24, then stepped up the feud and insisted he would retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal, 37, in the octagon.

    But Paul demanded certain terms be met, which included the increase in fighters pay.

    The demands were as follows: โ€œ1) Increase min fighter pay per fight to $50k (itโ€™s $12k now).

    โ€œ2) Guarantee UFC fighters 50% of UFC annual revenues ($1bn in 2021).

    โ€œ3) Provide long term healthcare to all fighters (you previously said brain damage is part of the gigโ€ฆ imagine the NFL said that).

    “There are many UFC alums who have publicly said they are suffering from brain damage.”


    Former two-weight boxing champion Saunders, 32, who Paul once said he could beat in a fight, was in support of the terms.

    He posted on Instagram: “His (sic) got a point.”

    Former UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker was also another to publicly get behind Paul.

    Whittaker, 31, told The Mirror: โ€œI would certainly love some healthcare, I would love that long-term post-fighting career security and Iโ€™m sure every fighter would.

    “I would like different things to change. But Iโ€™m not crying over spilt milk, it is what it is.

    “Iโ€™m very blessed to be able to do what I do for a living anyway. Instead of asking for what I donโ€™t have, Iโ€™m grateful for what I do have.โ€

    Robert Whittaker pictured with UFC president Dana White


    Robert Whittaker pictured with UFC president Dana WhiteCredit: Getty

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