Jake Paul and Nate Diaz went to battle this Saturday night in a ten round boxing match held under the co-promoted banner of Jake’s MVP and Nate’s Real Fight Inc.
The bout ended in a decision in favor of the winner, Jake Paul. Though Nate Diaz didn’t walk away with a win, he certainly did walk away with loads of cash. Many outsiders wondered how well the Pay-Per-View would do with the lack of promotion on the Diaz side, but, that’s just Nate Diaz. Despite seemingly showing no effort in the build up to the event, not answering questions at press conferences or simply just walking out of a face-to-face interview with Ariel Helwani, the MMA community was behind Nate Diaz full force on Saturday night.
Paul Diaz Revenue
Despite the Pay-Per-View numbers not being revealed at this moment, President of Real Fight Inc and representative of Nate Diaz, Zach Rosenfield, spoke with ESPN where he said that Jake Paul and Nate Diaz will both make “well into the eight figures” for the bout. He also revealed that each fighter will make seven figures just from the events sponsors on the ring alone. Plus, ticket sales, pay-per-view buys, merchandise and sponsors of their own.
Lots of money coming in for each fighter. Plus, on a twitter spaces, Wade Plem, who commentated on the event, said that an unnamed source revealed to him that Jake Paul and Nate Diaz will split the revenue 50/50.
When the event ended, it was revealed that the gate was 3.1 million. As of now, the official pay-per-view numbers have not been publicly announced. But, it’s safe to say the event was a success and both parties are taking home their fair share of money.
By: Brady Alexander
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