Jake Paul promises to ‘help pay fighters more’ as Francis Ngannou’s UFC 270 purse is revealed

The Independent
The Independent

Jake Paul has suggested he will take an active approach in helping to improve fighter pay after Francis Ngannou’s purse was revealed following his successful heavyweight title defence at UFC 270.

Ngannou, who has long expressed frustration over his pay in the UFC, retained his belt by outpointing former teammate Ciryl Gane in Saturday’s main event.

It was then revealed that Ngannou had earned $600,000 for his outing in Anaheim, just days after the French-Cameroonian insisted he will no longer fight for that exact amount of money.

YouTuber Paul has gone 5-0 as a professional boxer and has recently teased a UFC venture while calling for improved fighter pay.

Reacting to Ngannou’s prize money revelation after UFC 270, 25-year-old Paul tweeted: “I can’t stress enough how bad this is.

“My next step for helping with this situation will be announced tomorrow [Monday].


Ngannou is believed to have one more fight on his current UFC deal, which could thwart his attempts to arrange a boxing fight with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

In the aftermath of UFC 270, Fury called on Ngannou to “make some real money” by taking on the Briton in a boxing bout.

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It's all about the contract. If you don't like the contract, dont sign it. This goes for ANY job/career that requires one.

Ryan Lippert

hard to have sympathy for someone who gets paid 600k and only works a few times a year, in his case once a year for the last 3, if you can't survive on 600k a year try the 50k the average American gets paid, working 40hrs a week. plus you can set some aside for future medical costs.


And this is why you have to like Mayweather. Athletes do a lot better financially when they take charge of their careers. Mayweather. LeBron James. Tom Brady. These are some athletes who took charge of their careers and ended up making a lot more money than they sports owners wanted to pay them. Nobody is going to love you more than you love yourself.


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