YouTuber and professional boxer Jake Paul will fight former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on Aug. 28, 2021. Paul is looking for his fourth victory as The Chosen One will make his boxing debut after last fighting in UFC 260 (Mar. 2021). Which competitor has the higher net worth?
Tyron Woodley is a former UFC welterweight Champion
After graduating from the University of Missouri, where he became a two-time All-American wrestler and received a degree in Agricultural Economics, Woodley got into mixed martial arts.
In 2009, he won his first two professional fights by submission. He then fought for Strikeforce from 2009 until 2012, after his first loss. In 2013, Woodley, nicknamed The Chosen One, signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and began making a name for himself by earning a Knockout and Performance of the Night award.
The Chosen One then received his first shot at the belt in July 2016, UFC 201, and won, becoming the UFC welterweight champion. The Missouri native defended his title four times before losing to Kamaru Usman in Mar. 2019.
He went on to compete in three more events but lost them all, most recently the Mar. 2021 UFC 260. Woodley currently has an impressive professional MMA record of 19-7-1.
Jake Paul is a YouTuber turned boxer
Content creator Jake Paul initially rose to fame in 2013 with his popular Vine account. When Twitter discontinued the video-sharing platform, he migrated to YouTube, launching his channel in 2014. Due to its success, the internet personality landed a role in the Disney Channel show, Bizaardvark.
However, his off-screen antics, namely a notable news segment that featured him and his neighbors who complained about the parties he threw and fans gathering outside of his house as he leaked his address, resulted in his firing from the series in July 2017.
He then began focusing on his YouTube channel, entertainment collaborative Team 10 and releasing music. Paul, as well as his brother Logan, became interested in boxing, and they defeated YouTuber siblings KSI and Deji Olatunji in a pair of amateur white-collar boxing matches.
The YouTuber won his professional boxing debut against another YouTuber, Ali Al “AnEsonGib” Fakri, defeated NBA basketball player Nate Robinson, and most recently, former Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren.
Does Woodley or Paul have a higher net worth?
The former Welterweight champion has headlined three pay-per-views, taking home the most in UFC 228 (2018) with $590,000.
Additionally, he has appeared in a few television shows and movies, including Straight Outta Compton (2015), Escape Plan 2: Hades (2017), The Night Shift (2017), and Hawaii Five-0 (2019).
He has made over $4 million from fighting and received sponsorships from several organizations, including Affliction Clothing, Dobb Tires, Mascot Agency, Metabolic Meals, and Sporturf.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the MMA fighter has accumulated a net worth of $4 million. Additionally, Paul is one of the highest-paid internet personalities on the platform and has accrued a net worth of $20 million, giving him a higher net worth than Woodley.
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