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Jake Paul Keeps On Doing What He Does Best, Stirring the Pot and Pushing Buttons

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It’s hard to decipher some of his antics, and, frankly, it may be the wisest course of action to ignore Jake Paul, because the sideshow threatens to become the center ring attraction.

The Ohio-born You Tube fixture turned pro pugilist/provocateur has another boxing match planned, you may know, for August 29, against Tyron Woodley, a UFC mainstay who slid hard, having lost his last four straight. The faceoff, with Woodley taking part in his first pro boxing bout, will screen on Showtime PPV.

So, it makes sense that Paul would be taking shots at UFC figure-head Dana White, because White likes to indulge in shit talk on social media, and those beefs get buzz.

It makes sense that Paul posted a Tweet which took White to task for his personality. And it makes sense if you ignore all matters Paul, Jake and Logan, because you prefer pre-Kardashian-style hyping.

It makes sense for Jake to keep pushing buttons, building his fanbase, and getting people on board with him, or hating on him and wishing for him to get his butt kicked. Those folks often engage in online betting, because they feel a certain way about Paul, and put their money where their mouth is.

But where I got a little twisted up is when Paul went at White for how he’s treated his fighters, and he went for a sore spot, which he looked to exploit. Points to Paul for being a clever and bold provocateur, I think, as evidenced by his slam at White for being greedy, basically, and looking for a cut of Conor McGregors’ purse for the 2018 fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Jake Paul, age 24, is functioning as a new breed of labor leader when he goes at the 51 year old White, saying that “every major fighter on your roster has complained about pay” and ends his direct public message thusly: “Pay your fighters more.”

When Jake refers to White as “a bald bum,” that’s par for the course shit talking, which will gain Paul some attention and have a few more people consider buying the PPV which features him against the 39 year old Woodley.

Roasting White for being a mere cardio kickboxing instructor before he blew up into the mogul he is today, that’s to be expected.

Yeah, not sure if this is accidental activism, or Jake Paul is agitating not just to bolster his own profile, but because he wants people who risk their lives fighting to be paid accordingly. It’s impossible to decipher, actually.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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