Jake Paul has given his response to David Feldman, the president of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), who indicated that the BKFC 41 event that took place in April did not do as well as he had thought it would.
Because it included a large number of fighters who had previously competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), BKFC 41 was billed as the most important event in the organization’s annals. The fight card’s main event included former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold facing off against Mike Perry. The co-main event featured Eddie Alvarez and Chad Mendes going to war with each other.
Feldman disclosed that they had anticipated selling well over 200,000 pay-per-view tickets for the event, but they were only able to sell a little bit “north” of six figures worth of tickets:
“We expected to do a greater number of pay-per-views than we actually did. We still did good. Pay-per-view sales brought in more than six figures for us, and slightly more than six figures, which was very, very successful for us. However, we anticipated doing roughly twice as much as that.” [Credit: The Key to Unlocking the Cage]
Jake Paul gave a response to Feldman’s remarks on Twitter by asserting that it is an almost impossible challenge to build up substantial pay-per-view numbers. Jake Paul’s statement came after Feldman’s statements. ‘The Problem Child’ went on to say that there are very few fighters on the earth who are capable of accomplishing this feat:
“It’s not easy to sell pay-per-view events. There are fewer than ten boxers in the world that are actually capable of routinely moving six digits on their own. The struggle for users’ attention is nonstop, and piracy is at an all-time high. One million purchases made today are equivalent to two million purchases made 10 years ago. Current PPV movers in boxing, regardless of their opponents (headlined three or more PPVs and did more than 200,000 dollars in each): Global PPV movers: Canelo, Tyson Fury, and the rest of the field….Jake Paul. The following boxers moved more copies of their fights on US PPV: Gervonta Davis, Errol Spence Jr., and Deontay Wilder. Anthony Joshua is one of the UK PPV movers.
Jake Paul claims that he is the biggest fight for Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor was recently interviewed by Ariel Helwani, and throughout the course of the conversation, the Irishman made some comments that were taken to task by Jake Paul. During his conversation with the mixed martial arts journalist, Conor McGregor referred to Paul as a “donkey.”
‘The Problem Child’ responded to the UFC star during an appearance on the IMPAULSIVE podcast hosted by Logan Paul. Jake Paul claims to be the toughest opponent Conor McGregor could face in boxing, and he has made a wager that he will win over the Irishman.
“Conor McGregor is as funny as fk, in my opinion… What do you think, Conor? You can’t box as well as I can, and I’m going to do to Nate what you couldn’t do to him, which is knock him out… I’m going to beat the fking f**k out of you, and you can’t box as well as I can. But competition over financial resources will never go away. And when I knock Nate Diaz out like a doornail, and you know that I’m the biggest fight for you, phone me, and I’ll respond.” [27:18-28:03]