Joe Rogan: ‘Whether you like it or not,’ clout gets fighters paid, not skills

Joe Rogan: ‘Whether you like it or not,’ clout gets fighters paid, not skills

Internet star and podcaster Logan Paul just made big money last weekend when he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an exhibition boxing match. The 26-year-old Paul, who already has a reported net worth of $19 million, purportedly made millions more after going eight full rounds with one of the greatest boxers of this generation. Seeing Paul make a huge payday upset top-tier UFC fighters like reigning heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and former middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa. But for long-time color commentator Joe Rogan, it’s a harsh reality that fighters today need to come to terms with. “This is what’s going on now where a bunch of fighters are upset because Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather just fought, and Logan Paul made $20 million and Floyd Mayweather made $100 million,” Rogan told lawyer Josh Dubin in a recent episode of his Joe Rogan Experience podcast. “And they’re looking at this, like, ‘Hey, what about me? How come I’m not making that kind of money?’ “What they have to understand is, whether you like it or not, even if you are …
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