Conor McGregor has slammed Jake Paul once again this week, describing the YouTuber as a “wally.”
Paul and Most Valuable Promotions director Nakisa Bidarian will now also own a share in the PFL moving forward.
With the announcement, Paul also revealed that he and any fighters competing on pay-per-view in the organisation would be guaranteed 50% of revenue generated from sales.
And it was this detail in particular that seemed to provoke a response from McGregor in a since deleted tweet.
“Numbnuts gave away 50 per cent of a future purse if he does an MMA bout? Wow. What an idiot. Joint partnership what? For what you Wally. Wally,”
Fighter pay has always been a hot topic in the world of MMA, with the UFC having faced repeated criticism over the low revenue percentage received by those competing.
Though other major sports organisations, such as the NBA and NFL, pay athletes 50% of total revenue, the UFC typically pays fighters around 15-20%.
Paul has been a vocal critic of this and as such has become a major thorn in UFC boss Dana White’s side over the past couple of years.
This partnership with a rival promotion is unlikely to be well received by White, who has been reportedly irked in the past by Paul’s targeting of active UFC fighters as opponents for his boxing career.