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Featured Image Credit: Jake Paul/Triller
The YouTube star gloated the success of his Triller main-event bout by sharing the monstrous numbers in a social media post.
He uploaded a picture of himself surrounded by dollar bills with the 'Fight Club' belt, accompanied with the caption: "1.5 million PPV buys... $75 million dollars generated."
He's likely to have earned a massive seven-figure purse which would have included a cut of the PPV.
Congratulations @jakepaul! #TrillerFightClub pic.twitter.com/Zb61yoSnhE
- TRILLER (@triller) April 18, 2021
After stopping Askren in one round, Paul insisted that he's a "real" fighter as he targets a super-fight with UFC legend Conor McGregor.
He told MMA Junkie: "There are a lot of people. But honestly, when it comes down to signing the contract, these guys duck.
"Honestly, we'll see. The McGregor fight just became more realistic, like I've been saying. I just want to do big fights.
"I'm going to take some time off. I've been working my f**king ass off. I'm only going to do big fights. I want to challenge myself at the same time.
"Ben Askren was a step up. OK, look what happened (in) 1:59. We'll see who the next big challenge is. I don't want to take some bullsh*t sh*t. I want to challenge myself.
"I want to do 3 million, 4 million pay-per-view buys. Who's going to bring in those numbers?"
Paul, 24, now boasts victories over AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson and Askren as his budding boxing career goes from strength to strength.