Snoop Dogg Demands $2 Million From Dana White After Jake Paul Fight
Written by on April 18, 2021
Snoop Dogg is celebrating after Jake Paul’s win over Ben Askren.
The rapper, who commented on Saturday’s Triller Fight Club event, claimed to have bet $2 million on the YouTube star-turned-boxer, who won his third professional fight in a first-round knockout of the former MMA fighter. During a post-fight interview with Paul, Snoop demanded his money from UFC president Dana White.
“Dana White, where my money at? Dana White, where my money at?” he asked.
— FITE (@FiteTV) April 18, 2021
During his appearance on Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin’” podcast last month, White was so confident that Askren would win that he was willing to bet $1 million.
“Let’s be honest, Jake Paul isn’t a fu**ing boxer,” said White. “This guy’s a fu**ing YouTube kid. I hope you can bet on this thing, ’cause I’ll bet a million dollars that he loses this fu**ing fight. Bet a million dollars that he loses this fight. I hope we can bet on this. The kid that he’s going to fight is a wrestler. A real good wrestler, decorated wrestler, but he’s actually fought real guys.”
In response to White, Snoop put his money on Paul and urged the UFC president to bet $2 million instead of one.
“Hey Dana White, I see you got faith in your boy, right? Going up against my guy, Jake,” Snoop said in an Instagram video. “You say you got a million? You’re the CEO of UFC, man. You’ve got more than a million. Put up two–put up two million and we’ll match it. Come on Dana, what you waiting on? Your money good. Yeah, I got Jake. Fight night. That’s my guy, that’s my dog in the fight. Two million. Holla at me, Dana White.”
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However, after the fight, White claimed that he never took Snoop’s bet.
Snoop’s new rap supergroup Mt. Westmore–featuring Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40–made their live debut during Saturday’s star-studded festivities at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which also included performances from Justin Bieber, Saweetie, Doja Cat, and more.