It’s not every day that we agree with Jake Paul, but the YouTuber-turned-professional boxer tweeted at Dana White yesterday and questioned why UFC fighters are ‘so underpaid’ vs. boxers.
“In my 3rd fight I made more money in total pay than any fighter in UFC history,” Paul wrote on Twitter. “Maybe it’s time to pay your fighters their fair share? No wonder they all want to get into boxing. Dana you say you make the fights fans want to see… so hurry up and make Jones vs Ngannou. Pay them their fair share… $10 million purse for each guy plus PPV points.
“Why are UFC fighters so underpaid vs. boxers? Why did I make more in my 3rd fight than all but two (Khabib and Conor) UFC fighters have in history? I know why…”
Paul hit back at Dana White’s comments from Saturday night’s post-fight press conference in which he described Triller as a “freakshow” and “circus.”
In this video, Patrick Auger and Drake Riggs discuss Paul’s comments in detail. What exactly is Jake Paul referencing here? We bring you all the information you need to know about the current state of UFC fighter pay following Paul’s criticism.
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Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.