Jake Paul Awards Undercard Fighters “The Biggest Payday of Their Careers”

Published 08/24/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)


Despite all the criticism, Jake Paul has never shied away from expressing his love towards professional combatants who often struggle financially. Paul, who has already begun feuding with the big-shots of the sport, doesn’t seem to have any ill emotions towards the under-rated fighters.

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3-0 as a professional, Paul, who will fight former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in an intriguing Showtime headliner on August 29, is seeking a fourth win. However, ‘The Problem Child’ has a much bigger agenda as he has vowed to bring the best paydays to all the fighters on his undercard.

In a chat with True Geordie, Jake Paul said, “I have always been for the fighters. Even on this card, all the fighters on this card, every single one of them. I made sure that it’s the biggest payday of all of their careers. And that money, it’s coming out of my pocket at the end of the day. So, you know I have just always wanted to grow this sport and get it out there to more people.”

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Jake Paul has even assisted MMA fighters financially and has feuded with MMA top brass regarding fighter pay. Moreover, his social media traits have urged casual fans to pay more attention to his bouts and invest their time in regular boxing action as well. So, Jake Paul is clearly turning heads with his antics.

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However, his loud mouth has often garnered problems for him. Despite being new to the sport, Jake Paul has always aimed shots at elite-level fighters. That said, a win over Tyron Woodley can bring him to new heights of success.

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The nearing collision will also be a chance for Tyron Woodley to regain his spotlight in the combat community. Following four losses in the UFC, the former welterweight champion had to leave the promotion. So, a move to the squared circle can see him resurrect himself and secure the biggest payday of his fighting career, to boot.

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Both men will lock horns in an eight-round cruiserweight main event. While the fight appears to be a big mismatch on paper, Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley can actually be a close fight. Hence, fans cannot really predict either party securing a dominant win.

Who do you think will have the last laugh? Jake Paul or Tyron Woodley?

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Raj Sarkar

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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