Jake Paul just defeated former UFC Champion Tyron Woodley in a divided decision. Why did this fight happen? Money, duh. But how much exactly?
Jake Paul In an interview with UK Mirror He’s cutting his salary on fighting in order to pay lower card fighters more than they’ve earned before for fighting. Paul said that even his opponent, Woodley, would benefit.
“It definitely comes out of my pocket,” Paul told The Mirror. “Like, straight out of my bag. Everyone on the card gets their biggest payday as a fighter and that’s just part of my move. Look, these fighters deserve more and I want everyone to be excited and I want everyone to know that as fighters we have to take care of each other.”
In addition to the Paul Woodley match, other fights on Sunday include Amanda Cyrano against Yamelith Mercado, Ivan Baranchik against Montana Love, Daniel DuBois against Joe Cusumano and Tommy Fury against Anthony Taylor.
Showtime did not respond to a request for comment on how much Paul Woodley would earn per fight. One Site, Sporting Free, Estimates That Paul would guarantee $1 million, and he would double that with his share of the pay-per-view money. The site claims Woodley will earn half that – $500,000 for a fight, then double that to $1 million after accounting for pay-per-view money.
Paul fought Ben Askrin earlier in 2021. The MMA fight reported that Paul earned $690,000 for that fight compared to $500,000 for Askren.
The money won’t end there. Paul recently signed a file Multiplayer Fight Deal with ShowtimeAs long as he is willing to take the hits, the money will continue to flow.
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