Paul, who defeated ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren by first-round knockout last month, has become something of an unlikely voice in the fighter pay debate in which White becomes occasionally embroiled.
The internet star has boasted that Askren’s disclosed payout of $500,000 for less than a full round of boxing eclipsed any single check he was cut during his UFC tenure – a claim Askren subsequently agreed with – and has again raised the topic of fighter pay.
Critics, among whom Paul now finds himself, have said that the UFC pays its top stars well but for every Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov, there are dozens of lesser known fighters competing for fractions of the top stars’ payouts.
And after White dismissed any hopes Paul may have held about taking on UFC stars like McGregor or Kamaru Usman in the boxing ring, Paul slung back another insult at the UFC president.
“First of all, I would never do business with those guys, just no,” White told ESPN of any potential dealings with Triller or the Paul brothers.
“No, this is not what we do. I’m not gonna f*cking loan them a guy for f*cking what? There’s no way. You got plenty of f*cking goofballs out there that you can muster up to get in there and play these games that these guys are playing. Yeah, I’m not your guy.