American boxer and internet celebrity Jake “Joe” Paul was born on January 17, 1997. Before starring as Dirk Mann on Bizaardvark for two seasons on Disney Channel, he became a viral sensation on Vine. Paul’s actions have resulted in several issues and even criminal charges throughout his career.
Paul’s boxing career kicked off in August of 2018 when he knocked out British YouTuber Deji Olatunji in the fifth round of an amateur bout. In his debut fight as a professional, against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib in January 2020, Paul won by technical knockout. Paul defeated former NBA player and MMA fighter Nate Robinson in the second round of their respective fights in 2020 and 2021. He also defeated former MMA champion Ben Askren in the first round of their respective bouts in 2020 and 2021.
Jake Paul was born on January 17, 1997, in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up in Westlake, Ohio, alongside his older brother Logan Paul, who is also a YouTuber and internet star. At the age of 10, they first began making movies of themselves. Both Gregory Allan Paul, a real estate agent, and Pamela Ann Meredith Stepnick, a lawyer, are their parents.
Jake Paul, a YouTube star turned professional boxer, has never been shy in criticizing Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He and his brother Logan made headlines in the past for criticizing UFC. They have spoken out publicly about their dissatisfaction with UFC’s compensation. More recently, Logan Paul admitted that he had called an ambulance due to a drug overdose.
When it comes to the UFC fighters’ salaries, he has once again criticized Dana White. Paul claims that the bare minimum salary for fighters under the promotion’s umbrella is $12,000, or around what a “janitor makes.”
Jake Paul Weight Gain
Paul stated that despite the fact that UFC athletes respect White as their boss, he will not be intimidated by White in any way. The minimum wage for each UFC fighter, he said, is $500,000.
“I don’t care about you, but your fighters can’t say s**t because you’ll bench them. In other words, Dana, you don’t give a rat’s behind about your fighters, thus you won’t invest in healthcare for them. You wouldn’t be able to pay your minimum fighter more than $12,000 if they risked their lives for you. That’s the salary of a typical housekeeper. You owe them 500,000 Dana.”
Following his announcement that he would leave boxing to face Jorge Masvidal in MMA, Jake Paul has demanded that Dana White guarantee all UFC fighters access to lifetime medical coverage and raise the base salary for all fighters to at least $500,000.
I’ll quit boxing right away to face Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to: The minimum fighter salary should be raised to $50,000 per fight from the current $12,000. Second, UFC fighters should be assured of receiving half of UFC’s annual income ($1 billion in 2021). Guarantee permanent medical care for all soldiers…”
In the video, Paul flaunted his stomach and said he had put on weight as a result of improper eating and partying with people like Mike Tyson.
Bizaardvark, Vine, and YouTube
Starting in September 2013, Paul’s first professional videos were posted to the video-sharing platform Vine. Paul had garnered 5.3 million followers and 2 billion views on Vine by the time Twitter Inc. shut it down. On May 15, 2014, Paul started his YouTube channel. His channel has gained popularity due to his prank videos, controversial comments, and hip-hop music.
Paul was hired to play a character on the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark who would take dare requests and carry them out after receiving widespread attention on Vine and YouTube. Paul’s departure from Bizaardvark was revealed by Disney Channel on July 22, 2017, while production on Season 2 was underway.
The statement came after KTLA carried a story about how Paul’s neighbors had complained about the noise, partying, and potential fire threats caused by the vast number of his fans who frequently visited their area.
Later, Paul confirmed the announcement on Twitter, explaining that he would like to devote more time to building his personal brand, expanding his YouTube channel and business endeavors, and taking on more mature roles in film and television. The KTLA segment ultimately led to Paul’s dismissal from Bizaardvark, as he disclosed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.