On June 6, Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul finally squared off against each other inside a boxing ring. The match was many months in the making and fans were certainly hyped for it.
For many, the boxing match proved to be worth their money as both Paul and Mayweather stuck it out for 8 rounds, with Logan Paul surprisingly going the distance with Mayweather. Ultimately no winner was declared as it was an unsanctioned match, but both fighters were winners in the end due to all the money they earned.
While Mayweather is slated to earn around $100 million, Logan Paul earned $20 million which is certainly an exorbitant amount of money in its own right. UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou reacted to the match while speaking on his YouTube channel. Ngannou simply wonders what he is doing wrong to not get a huge payday like Logan Paul did.
“Well, I even tweeted about that. He was getting $20 million and I check his record, he was 0-1. And he was fighting for $20 million. Obviously, he has a big audience but still, look at his cheque, look at my cheque. I’m like, what is wrong here? What are we doing wrong?
Something not right here. That doesn’t feel good at all, that doesn’t feel good. That’s also the part of the problem, you know. The fighter pay is also a problem. Obviously, as I say it again, they have a different audience. They have a good audience who can pay for the fight. But still, we could do better.”
Francis Ngannou also recently blasted his one-way UFC contract. One of the biggest complaints from UFC over the years is regarding the promotion not paying their fighters properly. Jake Paul has constantly called out Dana White over this fact. We will have to see if MMA fighters will be paid the money they rightfully deserve one day.