UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has claimed that Logan Paul made a “crazy” $20 million from combating boxing veteran Floyd Mayweather, hinting on the row over UFC fighter purses after watching the eight-round exhibition.
While Ngannou was reported to have earned $730,000 for his beautiful second-round win over Stipe Miocic that landed his title in March, celebrity-turned-boxer Paul claimed he would make as much as $20 million for getting into the ring with boxing icon Mayweather.
The precise quantity that Mayweather and Paul can have earned for his or her eight-round exhibition is determined by pay-per-view income, with the financially obsessive ring icon sure to have returned to motion just for a payday price excess of most MMA fighters will earn in their lifetimes.
“It’s crazy to think that Logan Paul just made $20 million on a boxing exhibition,” stated Ngannou, pointing to the hugely-followed web persona’s file of 1 defeat from his sole fight previous to taking over an opponent with a file of 50 wins from 50 bouts. “What are we doing wrong?”
It’s loopy to suppose that Logan Paul (0-1) simply made $20M on a boxing exhibition. WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG? 🤔
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) June 7, 2021
UFC fighter pay has change into an more and more distinguished matter in current months, with former title contender Tony Ferguson calling on promotion president Dana White to extend bonus funds, as properly as second-ranked middleweight Paulo Costa claiming he had pulled out of a fight due to the problem in the hours main as much as Mayweather’s assembly with Paul.
Despite the massive sums they raked in, neither Mayweather nor Paul appeared ruthlessly intent on allotting the sort of concussive conclusion that Ngannou delivered to Miocic in his hard-won rise to earn his title.
so Logan made 20 million and floyd made 100 million for that. no matter it was. no marvel my fellow firm males are complaining about pay and holding out. so dangerous. and but they make soooo a lot. not truthful
— Jesse Ronson (@Ronsoff) June 7, 2021
“Logan made 20 million and Floyd made 100 million for that,” stated UFC fighter Jesse Ronson, providing a component of conjecture that’s extensively thought-about to have been broadly correct in phrases of the good-looking riches each males can have made from their unlikely assembly in Miami.
“Whatever it was, no wonder my fellow company men are complaining about pay and holding out. So bad, and yet they make so much. Not fair.”
A fan pointed to a report suggesting that long-serving UFC title holder Jon Jones had made lower than $10 million throughout virtually 12 years combating with the group.
“Logan Paul earning more then the multiple time UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in just one fight,” they stated. “Something needs to change.”