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Dana White refutes Snoop Dogg’s claim of a $2 million wager: ‘I have never placed an illegal wager.’

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Dana White has no plans to pay Snoop Dogg anything. In the main event of Triller Fight Club on Saturday, YouTube sensation Jake Paul knocked out former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren. Immediately following the fight, multi-platinum recording artist and Triller co-owner Snoop Dogg, who was serving as one of the event’s hosts, jumped on the mic and began shouting “Dana White, where my money at?” in reference to an alleged bet that White made on Askren defeating Paul. However, in an interview

Snoop Dogg Challenges Dana White to $2 Million Bet on Jake Paul Fight |  Complex

The idea came from White’s appearance on Mike Tyson’s podcast, where he was discussing the fight with Zab Judah and Mike Tyson, and told Judah he’d bet “a million dollars” that Askren would win. Snoop Dogg then went on TMZ to try to double down on that, saying he’d bet White $2 million. White claims he never accepted the bet in public and never did so in private.

“Javier Mendez, the head coach at AKA, called me right after I did the Mike Tyson podcast, and he said these guys at Triller, they want to take that bet,” White explained. “‘They want to wager $2 million on you.’ ‘It’s f***ing illegal!’ I exclaimed. First and foremost, I’m not going to make an illegal bet, and second, why would I bet them $1 million or $2 million when I could do it legally in Las Vegas and get two-to-one?”

White is irritated by more than just the alleged bet. Following his victory on Saturday, a number of high-profile UFC fighters threw their names out as potential next opponents for Paul, and Paul and his team responded in kind, trash-talking Askren’s teammate Tyron Woodley and even former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and continuing to target UFC fighters for boxing matches does not appear to be White’s favourite thin.

White and the Triller fight club

“How about you go fight a fing boxer?” White stated. “What the f are these guys doing talking to UFC guys? These fing idiots, I’m going to have to slap them with another fing legal letter. Talk to some f***ing boxers. “What exactly are you doing?”

But it’s not all bad for White and the Triller Fight Club crew. White, a long-time boxing fan who never misses an opportunity to bash the sport, did give credit to Paul and his team for finding the right niche and capitalising on it.

“It’s not my thing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not other people’s,” White explained. “When you look at the Jake Paul situation right now, boxing continues to go in this direction” (motions hand downward). This is the right guy at the right time, with the right shtick. This guy is playing this thing perfectly, and because boxing is in such a bad state, they’re doing a great job of luring people in. And congratulations to him.”

Yahoo’s Kevin Iole on Monday, White stated that no such wager was ever made.

“I’m not even going to say it. When asked to comment on the fight, White said, “I don’t even want to say what I think happened in that fight.” “However, I can assure you that I do Snoop dogg $2 million. I never bet – let me state unequivocally that I have never made an illegal bet in my life. On Saturday night, I did not place an illegal wager. I did not place a $2 million bet with Snoop or anyone else.”

The idea came from White’s appearance on Mike Tyson’s podcast, where he was discussing the fight with Zab Judah and Mike Tyson, and told Judah he’d bet “a million dollars” that Askren would win. Snoop Dogg then went on TMZ to try to double down on that, saying he’d bet White $2 million. White claims he never accepted the bet in public and never did so in private.

“Javier Mendez, the head coach at AKA, called me right after I did the Mike Tyson podcast, and he said these guys at Triller, they want to take that bet,” White explained. “‘They want to wager $2 million on you.’ ‘It’s f***ing illegal!’ I exclaimed. First and foremost, I’m not going to make an illegal bet, and second, why would I bet them $1 million or $2 million when I could do it legally in Las Vegas and get two-to-one?”

White is irritated by more than just the alleged bet. Following his victory on Saturday, a number of high-profile UFC fighters threw their names out as potential next opponents for Paul, and Paul and his team responded in kind, trash-talking Askren’s teammate Tyron Woodley and even former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and continuing to target UFC fighters for boxing matches does not appear to be White’s favourite thin.

The Jake Paul situation

“How about you go fight a fing boxer?” White stated. “What the f are these guys doing talking to UFC guys? These fing idiots, I’m going to have to slap them with another fing legal letter. Talk to some f***ing boxers. “What exactly are you doing?”

But it’s not all bad for White and the Triller Fight Club crew. White, a long-time boxing fan who never misses an opportunity to bash the sport, did give credit to Paul and his team for finding the right niche and capitalising on it.

Snoop Dogg calls out Dana White to end Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren

“It’s not my thing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not other people’s,” White explained. “When you look at the Jake Paul situation right now, boxing continues to go in this direction” (motions hand downward). This is the right guy at the right time, with the right shtick. This guy is playing this thing perfectly, and because boxing is in such a bad state, they’re doing a great job of luring people in. And congratulations to him.”

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