Dana White blasts Paulo Costa for his wage grievances, saying he could have launched a YouTube channel instead.
Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has retaliated against UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa, following the former title challenger’s comments following the Floyd Mayweather versus Jake Paul fight on Sunday night.
Costa was stopped by UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in his last encounter, and he returns to action at UFC 263 on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, the Brazilian has yet to sign a bout agreement for his next fight and is in a dispute with the UFC over how much he should be paid for his next octagon appearance.
“UFC needs to pay me as a main fighter to have me fighting in big events,” Costa tweeted at the time.
“YouTubers are bringing this industry into disrepute.”
“Just to be clear,” he confirmed his words on Twitter. That contract was never signed or sealed.
“If I hadn’t signed, why did UFC announce this fight?” “I have a question as well.”
In an interview with TSN in Canada, White responded to the angry Brazilian’s statements, saying, “You signed a contract, you’re under contract.”
“If that’s how you’re feeling, you’re aware of what I say all the time.
“Every weekend, we have fights. If you want to keep yourself busy, you can fight every weekend.
“Break free from your commitment and do anything you want.”
The UFC doesn’t usually release top-ranked fighters in the middle of their contracts, and White said he wouldn’t make an exception for Costa, instead advising him to finish his deal as soon as possible and test the free agency market.
“After your last performance, you’re in no position to be talking about crazy money,” White said, referring to Costa’s poor showing against Adesanya.
“Either you want to fight or you don’t want to fight,” says the narrator.
He also responded to criticisms about YouTubers making a lot of money, referring to Logan and Jake Paul, who have successfully switched from YouTube vlogging to prizefighting, with lucrative consequences.
“You should be delighted for the child. Logan Paul’s hefty payout versus Floyd Mayweather is “good for him,” White stated.
“You could have had the fight on Saturday night if you had launched a YouTube channel when you were thirteen years old and built your name and everything else, but you didn’t.
“You’re not a YouTuber; you’re a fighter who does this for a living.”Brinkwire Summary News”.