Jake Paul Rinses Dana White And UFC Over Paddy Pimblett's Measly Fight Purse
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Jake Paul has reacted to Paddy Pimblett disclosing his low payment for his latest UFC fight, typically slating Dana White's promotion.
The outspoken Liverpudlian lightweight submitted Kazula Vargas inside the first round courtesy of a rear naked choke on Saturday night at the O2 Arena, moving to 2-0 in the UFC.
But despite being the fighter with the most stock on the UFC London card, Pimblett's popularity and performance wasn't exactly reflected in his paycheck.
Fans were absolutely staggered when 'The Baddy' said he was only guaranteed $12,000 (£9,000) - and a further $12,000 (£9,000) if he had won his bout.
He did in stunning fashion to get that second payment and also collected a handsome $50,000 bonus fee.
But still the amount felt a little low given Pimblett was the star of the show. And Paul, who has been very vocal about UFC's pay structure, offered his two cents on the matter.
On Twitter, he wrote: "Paddy Pimblett getting pimped. Who manages these guys?
Paul, who has made millions from transitioning into boxing, has invested in UFC's parent company Endeavor amidst his heated back and forth with White.
I've invested in EDR (UFC) stock with my partner @geoffreywoo 2 focus on UFCs ESG standards relating to fighters. We believe EDR can drive long-term economic value by increasing UFC fighter pay & providing them healthcare. Reaching out to @EngineNo_1 to partner on this "endeavor"- Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 25, 2022
He has even gone as far as saying he would retire from boxing altogether if White improved fighter pay - specifically fighters earning a minimum of $50,000 per appearance inside the Octagon, receive 50 per cent of profits and have a better healthcare plan.
Pimblett has drawn comparisons with Conor McGregor and plans on surpassing him in the future.
He is said to be on a similar deal, figure-wise, to what McGregor was on in his early days in the UFC when his stock was growing every fight.
Pimblett told Barstool Sports, he said: "It goes up after every fight, but you're in a contract, so it's whenever they want to offer me a new one, they offer me a new one.
"So, it's just one of those things."
Topics: Paddy Pimblett, Jake Paul, UFC, MMA, Dana White, UFC Fight Night