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Logan and Jake Paul are ‘different’ and ‘put eyes on combat sports’, says Matt Riddle
July 16, 2021
Logan and Jake Paul’s involvement in boxing is a “win, win, win alternative”, in line with Matt Riddle, who traded UFC for WWE.
The brothers who transcended their celebrity standing as YouTube influencers to turn out to be skilled boxers have been concerned in main bouts – Logan boxed Floyd Mayweather final month, and Jake will combat Tyron Woodley on August 29.
“It places eyes on fight sports activities,” Riddle, who was an MMA fighter earlier than crossing into the sports-entertainment world, instructed Sky Sports activities. “There’s a number of cash!
“[Jake Paul’s former opponent Ben Askren] made more cash in a single evening than he did in his complete profession, and Woodley is about to do the identical.
“All of the trash speak and drama? That is society right this moment. It is the way you promote tickets.
“These YouTubers and influencers are actually good at it. You may say ‘these individuals are ineffective’ however no, they don’t seem to be.
“They’re being profitable, individuals are watching, they create content material. With a cellular phone of their home, they’re doing it higher than most individuals.
“Individuals aren’t appreciating that. I had a tough time appreciating it at first.
“Now, I see the worth.
“You’ll be silly to not benefit from it.
“If I obtained a possibility? Hell yeah, convey it. After I whup them of their ring, come to my ring within the WWE and I will whup you once more.
“We would all make tons of cash, WWE too, they get extra followers, I get extra followers – it is a win, win, win alternative.
“Individuals can giggle and say ‘that combat is a joke’. And a few of them are a joke, a few of them are hilarious, some folks shouldn’t be in that ring and we all know it.
“However on the identical time, it is leisure and I get pleasure from it.
“It is totally different.”
Jake Paul has received all three of his boxing matches through knockout and can subsequent face Woodley, a former UFC champion making his in-ring debut.
However he has been taunting Conor McGregor, the UFC celebrity who misplaced final weekend to Dustin Poirier after sustaining a critical leg harm.
Jake Paul had created a $100,000 chain of McGregor’s picture which he’s now sending to Poirier.
He additionally stated this week: “I’m essentially the most impactful 3-0 boxer in historical past. No fighter has ever completed what I’ve completed after three fights. Individuals say I do not deserve it however I am incomes greater than any fighter, three fights in.
“I have not been hit within the face in three fights. That is a reality. That is unprecedented for knowledgeable boxer.
“I wish to add expertise. I wish to go after Canelo in three years. I wish to be a world champion.”