Nate Diaz likely made $15-20 million for Jake Paul event: As big as Mayweather vs McGregor

Nate Diaz’s showdown against Jake Paul wasn’t just a battle of fists; it was a battle for the big bucks. The highly anticipated 10-rounder saw Diaz on the losing end, but his earnings from the event are nothing short of a knockout.

Diaz’s manager, Zach Rosenfield, revealed that both Diaz and Paul are set to pocket substantial sums, firmly entrenched in the realm of “eight figures.” This significant windfall is attributed to the co-promotion agreement between the two, a partnership that extends across various revenue streams.

The financial breakdown includes a share of the pay-per-view earnings, bolstered by a collaboration with DAZN; profits from commercial pay-per-views; ticket sales, with the gate predicted to exceed $3 million; merchandise sales; and sponsorship deals, spanning both within and outside the boxing ring.

Rosenfield’s comparison of Diaz’s compensation structure to that of top-tier boxers piques curiosity, hinting at the magnitude of the financial package. He stated, “Fans would be shocked by the amount. It would definitely make you consider wanting to box.”

John Nash estimates Diaz’s earnings from the event to fall between a substantial $15 and $20 million range. This would mark a monumental payday for Diaz, surpassing his previous reported earnings of just over $4 million in his rematch with Conor McGregor.

The lucrative potential of the event further aligns with Diaz’s career in MMA, potentially rivaling or even exceeding his cumulative earnings of $15 million to $20 million from his MMA journey.

Former boxing champion Shawn Porter likened the atmosphere of the event to that of the iconic Mayweather vs. McGregor showdown, which holds the distinction of being one of the highest-selling Pay-Per-Views in history.

Porter, who was ringside during the event, couldn’t help but draw parallels between the two monumental spectacles. He remarked, “This was just as big as Mayweather and McGregor.”