Jake Paul Paying Bellator Vet As Sparring Partner, Making More Than His Entire MMA Career
A YouTuber-turned-boxer is the one who’s been regularly calling out UFC President Dana White and the organization for not paying their fighters properly.
Jake Paul, a famous YouTuber who just started his professional boxing career, defeated several celebrities — who had no experience professionally — and earned a bunch of millions, while some of the UFC fighters can’t even pay taxes.
While some aren’t fans of Jake and his brother, Logan, both the MMA community and Paul brothers agree that UFC is paying meager salaries. Paul is facing Tyron Woodley on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Bellator fighter Anthony Taylor was hired by Paul to be his training partner, and he said he is making more money in two months than fighting in several promotions of MMA for six years.
“I had the opportunity to fight in Cage Warriors, but I couldn’t pass up the money Jake was offering. I’m getting paid more money as Jake’s training partner in two months than I made in my entire MMA career in six years. I swear to god, I made more money with Jake in two months than my whole MMA career,” Taylor told Betway Insider.
“That’s disturbing when you think about it because I fought for Bellator. I’ve fought two top five contenders in Bellator, and I had a good run. It’s time to take it up a notch and fight for the UFC.”
Taylor is on a five-fight win in Bellator including defeating UFC veteran Chris Avila at Bellator 238. He is now, however, moving back to boxing and is set to face Tommy Fury, a former reality show and 6-0 boxer.
Paul has also donated some money to UFC female fighter Sarah Alpar for her training expenses.