Dana White Explains Why Logan Paul Didn’t Get Paid for the Floyd Mayweather Exhibition Fight

Published 01/21/2022, 1:54 AM EST

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YouTuber Logan Paul earned the biggest platform of his combat career when he took on the undefeated five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition on June 2021. The eight-round fight ended in a commendable draw for Logan Paul. However, the 26-year-old seems to have missed the financial gainings, which he was promised initially.

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‘The Maverick’ has accused Floyd Mayweather of not paying him the right price, and the boxer hasn’t responded to these accusations yet. Amid all, UFC head honcho Dana White delivered his opinion on the scenario and explained why such financial misinterpretations keep on happening in boxing.

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In a chat with Full Send Podcast, Dana White said, “I want to make $30 million. I didn’t get paid enough. You don’t ever hear guys going. Yeah, they didn’t pay me yet ever.”

“Here’s what happens when you go in and you do these fights and Hunter, correct me if I am wrong. You do these fights that are exhibitions or whatever because the commission isn’t overseeing it. So, let’s say I did a fight with Mike. I got Mike fighting Francis or something. The athletic commission gets the money upfront. So they pay the fighters.”

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White has come across several criticisms for years. Pro-combatants and many of his critics have accused him of not paying his fighters adequately. Nevertheless, he has been a prime reason for the constant surge in UFC’s success.

Jake Paul continued his tirade against Dana White

Amongst the Paul brothers, Jake Paul has frequently targeted the UFC President. Relying on heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou’s discomfort regarding his current pay in the MMA, ‘The Problem Child’ vowed to offer something better to ‘The Predator’.

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Jake Paul and Dana White also had a back-and-forth a few weeks back regarding the contractual scenarios of the MMA entities.

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It is no secret that the Paul brothers have taken a serious plunge in the combat world and are making big moves all over. However, Dana White is on a whole different loop and has already turned UFC into one of the biggest sports organizations globally.

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.
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