Jake Paul reveals how much money Ben Askren fight made, considers buying new $900k Porsche with UFC boss Dana White’s money
Jake Paul spent Sunday revelling in his win against Ben Askren and his increased bank account.
The YouTube star-turned-boxer moved to 3-0 with his victory over former UFC fighter Askren this weekend and revealed he made a pretty penny in the process.
Paul made an initial $690,000 as part of his purse from the event, which could increase if his claim about pay-per-view buys is correct.
Posting on Instagram, he wrote: “1.5 million PPV buys, $75 million generated,” alongside a picture of him holding what appears to be American dollar notes.
Paul also couldn’t help take a swipe at UFC president Dana White, who said pre-fight that he would bet $1m that Askren beats the boxing prospect.
“[Askren] has actually fought real guys. He’s been a world champion in other organizations in MMA,” he pointed out. “I hope you can bet on this thing because I will bet a million dollars that he loses this f***ing fight. I bet a million dollars that he loses this fight.”
Paul, so confident in his ability to beat Askren, said he would put $2m on himself and dared White to match him.
Indicating the bet came to fruition, he tweeted to ask his followers: “What should I buy with Dana White’s $1m? I’m thinking a Porsche 918 Spyder.”
Once Paul secured the first-round knockout victory, Snoop Dogg was overjoyed having claimed to have made a bet with White to the tune of $2 million.
White is yet to comment on whether he put any money on the line.
Still, Paul could purchase the Porsche and still have cash to spare given they retail at around $900,000.
Now others are desperate to get in on the Paul gravy train, with Tommy Fury among those to stick his hand up to fight him.
If it happens then it will be the first boxer Paul will have faced.