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Midnight Mania! Jake Paul puts $500k knockout bounty on his own head

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Love or hate him, Jake Paul is more than willing to put his money where his mouth is.

Few social media celebrities would choose to pursue an additional paycheck by stepping into the boxing ring, but that’s the path Paul has chosen. While he started out fighting fellow Internet stars, Paul has slowly progressed to professional athletes, and he most recently defeated a former UFC champion in Tyron Woodley.

Due to Tommy Fury’s injury, he’ll have a chance to do so again. The pair will rematch, and this time, Paul wants to ensure there’s no rumors about a “no knockout clause.”

“There’s been this rumor going around about a ‘no knockout’ clause in my contracts,” Paul told MMAJunkie. “Someone started it and everyone else ran with it. People are like sheep. They believe everything they read or see and they go which way the crowd is going.

“That’s been a rumor that’s completely untrue. I’d be in jail for rigging fights. That’s illegal. We just wanted to squash that rumor right away and from now on we’ll be giving bonuses to my opponents if they can knock me out. We want to incentivize them and prove to the media and the world that all of these rumors aren’t true.”

Incentive is a vague description. Fortunately, Paul’s advisor Nakisa Bidarian confirmed that there is language in Woodley’s contract guaranteeing a significant payout in the event of a stoppage victory.

“And to be clear, that’s contractual in Tyron’s agreement,” Bidarian said. “There’s a contractual agreement that if he knocks out or TKOs Jake, he’ll get a $500,000 bonus payment.”

Think that’s enough motivation for Woodley to finally let his hands go?


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