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Jake Paul promises to ‘help pay fighters more’ as Francis Ngannou’s UFC 270 purse is revealed

Ngannou overcame Cyril Gane at UFC 270 before his purse was released at just $600,000, considerably less than his heavyweight champion counterparts in boxing

Alex Pattle
Combat Sports Correspondent
Sunday 23 January 2022 14:45 GMT
Francis Ngannou takes questions after beating Cyril Gane at UFC 270
Francis Ngannou takes questions after beating Cyril Gane at UFC 270 (AFP)

Jake Paul has suggested he will take an active approach in helping to improve fighter pay after Francis Ngannou’s purse was revealed following his successful heavyweight title defence at UFC 270.

Ngannou, who has long expressed frustration over his pay in the UFC, retained his belt by outpointing former teammate Ciryl Gane in Saturday’s main event.

It was then revealed that Ngannou had earned $600,000 for his outing in Anaheim, just days after the French-Cameroonian insisted he will no longer fight for that exact amount of money.

YouTuber Paul has gone 5-0 as a professional boxer and has recently teased a UFC venture while calling for improved fighter pay.

Reacting to Ngannou’s prize money revelation after UFC 270, 25-year-old Paul tweeted: “I can’t stress enough how bad this is.

“My next step for helping with this situation will be announced tomorrow [Monday].


Ngannou is believed to have one more fight on his current UFC deal, which could thwart his attempts to arrange a boxing fight with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

In the aftermath of UFC 270, Fury called on Ngannou to “make some real money” by taking on the Briton in a boxing bout.

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