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UFC chief Dana White reveals why he won’t work with ‘annoying’ Jake Paul but admits he doesn’t ‘hate the kid’

UFC president Dana White has refused to do business with Jake Paul, insisting he’s not in the ‘celebrity’ fight game.

Paul, along with his elder brother Logan, has taken the boxing world by storm over the last 18-months, so much he’s bagged a lucrative deal with Showtime.

Disney star turned boxer Jake Paul wants to test himself in mixed martial arts
But UFC president Dana White has refused to work with The Problem Child

The former Disney star, who has gained immense traction, recently revealed he wants to test himself inside the octagon one day.

White, however, has no intention of ever working with The Problem Child, telling The Nelk Boys: “I just don’t see it happening.

“I don’t hate the kid. Is he f***ing annoying? Yeah, he’s annoying.

“He’s out there trying to make that money, and his shelf life is very f***ing short.”

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White, 51, is adamant he wouldn’t water down the product he produces by putting the younger Paul brother inside the octagon.

When pressed further on potentially working with the social media star, he said: “Listen, I never say never, but I highly doubt it. It’s just not what I do.

“There’s a market for that. He could fight a different type of celebrity every week.

“And there’s going to be a segment of the population that wants to pay for that and see it, but that’s not what I do.

“I put the best against the best.”

White’s comments on potentially working with Paul echo those he made in May when he told ESPN: “First of all, I would never do business with those guys, just no.

“No, this is not what we do. I’m not gonna f*****g loan them a guy for f*****g what? There’s no way.

“You got plenty of f*****g goofballs out there that you can muster up to get in there and play these games that these guys are playing.

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“Yeah, I’m not your guy.”

Paul, 24, is undefeated in his young professional boxing career, in which he’s scored KO wins over fellow YouTuber AnEson Gib, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and former UFC welterweight Ben Askren.

The Ohioan is currently gearing up for a showdown with former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, whom he’ll face in his home state a fortnight on Sunday.

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