Rapper Snoop Dogg has asked UFC boss Dana White to put his money where his mouth is and bet him on the winner of the boxing match between YouTuber Jake Paul and former MMA star Ben Askren.
White recently said on Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin ‘podcast that he was ready to wager a cool million dollar that former UFC contender Askren Paul would beat if she slipped in at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta on April 17th Organized fight into the ring kick the Triller Fight Club banner.
Askren, 36, is a former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight champion who fought three times in the UFC before retiring in 2019.
24-year-old Paul rose to fame as a YouTuber, but has since carved out a niche for himself as a wannabe boxer, winning his two professional fights to date – the last being an explosive knockout of former NBA player Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson against Roy Jones Jr. November.
Snoop Dogg was on the comment team that night, helping Paul raise his hand against White’s husband Askren.
In fact, the veteran rapper is so confident that he told the UFC boss to double his $ 1 million stake.
“Hey Dana White, I see you have faith in your boy right ?!” Snoop Dogg said in a video shared by TMZ.
“You say you have a million ?! You are the CEO of UFC. You have over a million. Set up TWO. Wager $ 2 million and we’ll bring it together.
“Come on Dana, what are you waiting for ?! Your money is good.
“Yes, I have Jake. Fight night. This is my type. This is my dog in battle. $ 2 million. Holla on me, Dana White. “
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Paul himself has already challenged White to a similar deal, although the UFC boss has not yet responded.
White previously sacked Paul’s match badges and those of his brother Logan, who has boxing ambitions similar to his sibling.
“It’s all a big gimmick … If people are stupid enough to spend their money watching this, I don’t know what to tell you. Good luck to you, ”said White.
The UFC chief has even threatened to let two-time women champion Amanda Nunes loose on Jake Paul, claiming she would “put him into a coma”.
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