JAKE PAUL was NOT in the building to see Israel Adesanya’s shock knockout defeat to Alex Pereira on Saturday night.

The YouTuber turned boxer claimed he has been “banned” from all UFC events by the promotion’s chief, Dana White.

Jake Paul is banned from UFC events

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Jake Paul is banned from UFC eventsCredit: EPA
Paul is involved in a long-running feud with UFC chief Dana White

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Paul is involved in a long-running feud with UFC chief Dana WhiteCredit: Getty
Paul could not be at Madison Square Garden for UFC 281

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Paul could not be at Madison Square Garden for UFC 281Credit: Getty

That’s after fans chanted “f*** Jake Paul” in April 2021 when he headed to UFC 261 in Florida to see Kamaru Usman KO Jorge Masvidal.

Paul was also involved in a cageside altercation with UFC legend Daniel Cormier which saw the pair having to be separated.

So the 25-year-old couldn’t be at Madison Square Garden to see pal Adesanya in action.

He has been involved in a long-running feud with White.

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Adesanya had invited Paul to his fight, but speaking on his podcast podcast, Paul said: “Oh f***, but I’m banned from UFC events.

“Dana banned me. Dana banned me after they all were yelling ‘F*** Jake Paul’ in the stadium.

“Then I tried to go to a different fight and all of our tickets were declined, banned.

“Then his assistant was like ‘Get the f*** outta here, get the f*** outta here!’ Like, escorted me out of the event.”

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In the end it was a good thing Paul wasn’t allowed in for UFC 281 on Saturday.

Adesanya, 33, was stunned by Pereira, 35, in the fifth round of their middleweight title fight.

The Brazilian stopped Adesanya with a barrage of punches that forced the ref to step in.

Pereira captured the title in only his fourth fight in the UFC.

Adesanya had been up three rounds to one before the fight was waved off in the closing minutes of the final round.

Alex Pereira shocked Adesanya to capture the UFC middleweight title

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Alex Pereira shocked Adesanya to capture the UFC middleweight titleCredit: Getty


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