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‘Pay fighters more’ – Jake Paul slams UFC 270 purses with Francis Ngannou earning £440k compared to Tyson Fury’s £22m

JAKE PAUL hit out at the UFC 270 purses and demanded Dana White ‘pay fighters more’.

Figures released after the pay-per-view event – headlined by heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou – revealed £1.3million was spent on the whole card.

Francis Ngannou after beating Ciryl Gane
Tyson Fury following his trilogy bout win over Deontay Wilder

In contract, WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, 33, reportedly earned a massive £22million for his trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder, 36.

YouTuber-turned prizefighter Paul, who made £33m for his three-fight 2021, blasted the recent UFC 270 purses.

He tweeted: “I can’t stress enough how bad this is..

“My next step for helping with this situation will be announced tomorrow. PAY FIGHTERS MORE.”

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Ngannou, 35, was paid £440,000 for his win over Gane, 31, but as champion he is entitled to a PPV bonus.

Even so, the Cameroonian has demanded a pay rise and clause in his contract that would allow him to also box at the same time.

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As it stands, Ngannou is a free agent having failed to extend his UFC deal, enabling his dream move into boxing.

Fury tweeted: “Congratulations @francis_ngannou but if you want to make some real money come see the GK.”

Ngannou fuelled speculation he will walk out on the UFC and crossover to boxing after being quizzed post-fight.

He said: “As I always say, boxing is always in the back of my pocket. It’s something that I must do before the end of my career.

“And right now, I’m really looking towards any opportunity to get that because it’s not like I had a lifetime here. So I better start thinking about it.”

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Francis Ngannou at the UFC 270 post-fight press conference

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