After months of back-and-forth on social media, Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley are finally getting into the ring tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
Paul is looking to go 4-0 after tonight, but Woodley is by far his most fierce competitor. He is a former UFC Welterweight Champion on four different occasions and is known for his fierce strike.
The two will battle it out in eight three-minute rounds unless of course, someone manages a knockout. Paul weighed in at 190 pounds and Woodley is 189.5, the heaviest he has been throughout his whole career.
For fans at home, the fight will cost $59.99 to stream. The question is, how much are the fighters making from the huge PPV event?
Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley’s Money
It’s unclear what the exact payout is for both fighters, but both have insinuated that this fight is giving them one of the biggest paychecks of their careers.
Woodley’s manager, Malki Kawa, spoke in an interview with MMAFighting.com back in June. Kawa said that Woodley “should walk away with a multi-million dollar payday” and that it has been one of the best deals he’s done as a manager so far during his career.
Although the exact amount is unknown, Woodley has shared it’s the most he’s made. In an interview with ESPN, he called it the “biggest purse of my career.” Beyond just the money, Tyron Woodley is looking to put an end to Jake Paul’s career as a boxer.
“Basically, they brought me in to take out the trash. I can’t wait to shut this b— up. This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA community and boxing community, to rid this guy of combat sports,” he told the news outlet.
Meanwhile, Evening Standard reports that Jake Paul is walking away with at least $1 million from his fight with Woodley. The bigger payout is in large part due to the fight streaming on Showtime, which is the home to fighters like Floyd Mayweather and Gervonta Davis.
Jake Paul and Thoughts on Pay
Jake Paul is walking away from tonight’s fight with a massive paycheck, regardless of whether he wins or loses.
At the same time, Paul is claiming that he is actually taking less money in order to make sure other fighters on the roster are getting proper pay and recognition.
“It’s coming out of my pockets for sure. Like, directly out of my purse. Everyone on the card is getting the biggest pay-day that they’ve ever had as a fighter and that’s just part of my movement,” Paul said in an interview with Mirror.
Jake Paul is very much concerned with making sure everyone gets proper compensation. He has criticized UFC President Dana White in the past for underpaying fighters. The Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza said that Paul’s seriousness regarding equality is present at all times.
“Jake made it a point to ask what are each fighter making. Are the women’s fighters, are those fighters being paid appropriately? Are the other fighters, the people we’re bringing over from the U.K., are they being paid appropriately? So I know this is a personal issue. I see it first hand when there’s no cameras around,” Espinoza said in an interview with MMA Fighting.