After many months of anticipation and hype, Jake Paul and Ben Askren finally squared off against each other in a professional match at Triller Fight Club on April 17th.
According to Sportbible, the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren professional boxing match generated $75 million. Jake Paul also claimed that the fight received an estimated 1.5 million pay-per-view buys. It seems Dana White isn’t so sure about that number.
While speaking at the UFC 261 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White talked about Jake Paul’s 1.5 million pay-per-view buy claim. Dana White doubted the legitimacy of the claim and stated that the numbers are ‘full of s***.’
“The numbers are there? Nah, I don’t know if the numbers are there. Listen, do you know what would happen to this guy; he ain’t fighting in the UFC… he’s getting hand-picked opponents and God knows what else is going on with that whole fu*king thing,
The numbers that you’re hearing that they did are full of sh*t. They’re full of sh*t. Okay? They didn’t pull those kinds of numbers, not at all. Not even fu*king close… there is a market for that, people want to see that stuff, and [Jake Paul] is going to make a couple of bucks. Good for him. That’s not what I do
We will have to see what is next in store for Jake Paul as Nate Robinson made it clear he wants another fight with him in the future.