Just a few days ago Dana White advised Floyd Mayweather never to do another celebrity prize fight again, because he felt it seems ridiculous. He even questioned the $50 Million figure Floyd claimed to be pocketing. However, his tune changed after UFC 263. Dana White reaffirmed Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather did $1 Million pay-per view buys during the post event interview.
That number is stark increase from the original number of around 700,000 buys that was reported. As he was reacting to the final numbers he took the opportunity to take shots at Logan Paul’s younger brother who will be fighting Tyron Woodley. He called his Triller fights “bulls**” claiming their pay-per view numbers are much lower than they report, and nowhere close to the numbers his older brother’s fight did.
Dana White confirmed he talked to higher ups who confirmed that Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul did 1 million pay-per view buys. If you do the math that means their pay-per view sales alone generated at least $50,000,000, half of which reportedly went to Floyd per his contract.
Ironically you could argue that Jake Paul had a lot to do with the numbers his brother accomplished. The Floyd vs Logan fight had a profound increase in interest after the “gotcha hat” debacle. There was also the intrigue of the massive size difference between the two opponents, the match had a natural “David vs Goliath” angle to it.
It’s clear Dana White doesn’t have respect for these YouTube celebrity boxing matches, but he does have respect for what Floyd and Logan were able accomplish in terms of viewership for their event.
Author: JordanThrilla Staff