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.

In what was perhaps a shocking conclusion, Jake Paul ended up knocking out Ben Askren in the first round, which garnered a negative response from fans and UFC fighters alike. 

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.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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