In a public post to the UFC boss, Jake wrote … “Happy new year @danawhite. Here is a real challenge for you… I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to (the following).”
You can read JP’s letter for yourself, but to summarize — he’s asking fighters get a $50k minimum payout fight … as well as more of the MMA giant’s yearly earnings.
1. The ufc isn’t gonna let me go for chump change. 2. Make that 20 guaranteed plus Ppv and I’m sure the ufc will be ok with it as long as I break them off their fee and then I’ll gladly break your face. https://t.co/2rcWvGyBl3
Jake claims UFC generated about a billion dollars in 2021 alone — so essentially, he’s saying $500 mil should be earmarked and divvied up among the talent themselves.
There’s more … Jake wants Dana to put a focus on healthcare for fighters.
If Dana implements these asks by March 31, JP says he’ll retire from boxing and come on over for a 1-fight deal with JM.
As you may know, there’s been a lot of talk about a would-be fight between these two — with Masvidal himself stoking the flames and issuing a challenge, with certain caveats.
If the ufc still says no because the money is still too low then come over to the ufc, sign a 1 fight deal and we can stipulate I can only box in the cage. If i do anything other than that I will forfeit my purse to you. Come on over and get paid and laid out.