Dana White advises Jake Paul to leave business partner Nakisa Bidarian: 'The warlock is not a f*cking promoter'
The UFC president believes Paul’s business partner Nakisa Bidarian, who’s worked closely with Paul in helping him promote and manage his boxing career, is not properly doing his job. White thinks the YouTube star should reconsider who he’s working with.
“Here’s the reality – the warlock is not a f*cking promoter, Ok?,” White told Fight Hub TV. “This guy had a quote the other day, ‘Oh, I’m proud of him.’ You’re proud of him? What are you his f*cking father? I bet he’s not proud of you. What did you f*cking do? Jake Paul needs to hook up with a real guy who can get sh*t done.”
These comments come after White refuted Most Valuable Promotion’s claims the fight against Hasim Rahman Jr. was canceled due to Rahman Jr.’s weight issues. Instead, White claimed that it was due to lack of ticket sales for the event, which was scheduled to take place Aug. 6 at Madison Square Garden.
White advised Paul to make a switch to one of the more traditional boxing promoters, someone with a history in boxing.
“Listen, the warlock was an accountant with us (in the UFC),” White explained. “The warlock will save him a sh*t load on his taxes. That’s about it. He needs to get a real f*cking guy.
“I mean, if you look at all the greats, Don King, Bob Arum – he’s a f*cking scumbag, I hate him, but he’s one of the all-time greats. I cannot deny he’s one of the all-time greats. Frank Warren, Eddie Hearn. There are a lot of guys out there that will do the Jake Paul thing.
“Jake Paul needs to rely on himself with one of those guys and get away from the f*cking warlock. He’s a f*cking accountant. Just because you worked at the UFC doesn’t mean you know how to put on fights.”