Dana White denies Jake Paul bet $2 million with Snoop Dogg and confirms status after boxing match with Ben Askren

UFC boss Dana White has dismissed rapper Snoop Dogg’s claim that he made a £1.44million bet with him for Jake Paul’s fight against Ben Askren.

YouTube star Paul destroyed ex-UFC fighter Askren inside one minute with a devastating knockout in Atlanta on Saturday night.

White denies making any kind of illegal bet with Snoop Dogg Credit: Zuffa LLC

Snoop was thrilled to see Paul win and brought up the bet with White immediately after Credit: Getty Images – Getty

And Snoop, who was commentating at the event, had been talking all night about the bet he supposedly made with White about who would win the fight, with the musician choosing Paul and the UFC boss picking his former employee Askren.

But according to White, that agreement never took place.

Speaking to Yahoo Sports, he said: “Let me make it clear right here to everybody. I have never made an illegal bet, ever.

“I did not make an illegal bet on Saturday night. I did not bet $2m with Snoop or anybody.”

White, who has been disparaging about the state of boxing for some time, also used the Paul fight as a stick to beat that drum with.

“This is the right guy with the right shtick at the right time. This guy is playing this thing perfectly,” he added.

“And boxing is in such a bad place, they’re doing a really good job at sucking in people to buy into this thing. And good for him.”

Paul extended his perfect professional record to 3-0 with his victory over Askren at the weekend.



Paul crushed Askren within the first 60 seconds of their fight Credit: Getty

The internet sensation has claimed the pay-per-view fight did 1.5 million buys and generated more than £50m.

He is now being linked with a clash against Tommy Fury, the brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Meanwhile, Jake’s brother Logan Paul is set to face legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather later this year in an exhibition clash.

Mayweather revealed on Tuesday that five US cities are in the running to host the event.

Ben Askren slams referee for ending Jake Paul fight and reveals he told him he was ready to continue

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