Brendan noted that many hard-core members of the fighting scene are critical of the KSI vs Logan Paul fight, critiquing their form, jabs, and footwork. However, Brendan feels differently about the match, considering its implications from a business-minded perspective.
Brendan was floored at the YouTubers’ ability to bring in such a massive audience for their boxing match.
“I break it down from a business aspect, of how these two personalities from YouTube were able to capture an audience, establish a legit build-up to a fight, very similar to what the UFC and boxing does… to see what they were having to do with zero background and getting the magnitude of viewers and interest from their audience.”
Brendan felt that the YouTubers’ ability to promote the match and gain such a wide audience brought the UFC to shame.
“For these two guys with zero background to shit on any UFC fight this year numbers-wise shows you how poorly of a job the UFC is doing at times and how easy it is to promote a fight.”
Brendan challenged those looking to hate on the match, holding that the event was no different than regular UFC grudge matches. He even cited similarities between CM Punk and Logan Paul, stating that Logan Paul had more of an athletic background that CM Punk himself in high school sports. He also speculated that the UFC might even look into Paul as a future athlete.
The KSI vs Logan Paul event churned out over two million collective views, with over 800,000 eyes from YouTube’s pay-per-view channel and 1.2 million through Twitch. Now, the YouTube livestream has over 5 million views and counting.
In their year in review, TikTok have revealed the most viral videos on the platform throughout 2020, and it’s a great reminder that not everything was bad this year, despite what was going on in the world.
We’ve already seen Bella Poarch — who, as you might have already guessed, features on this list — explain how TikTok saved her life this year, and some of the content we’ve seen from multiple creators has given us all entertainment and something to be excited about.
So, in a year that has been absolutely huge for the growth of TikTok, let’s have a look at the ten most viral videos on the platform in 2020.
10. Hartyt’s goose “throws it back”
Is this the most famous goose on TikTok?
Dancing is one of the most common activities on TikTok, so if you want to find success with it, you need to offer something unique. And that’s exactly what Hartyt did when he brought his goose into the fold to dance for the camera.
At the time of writing, this video has earned itself 18.3 million views and 3.3m likes.
At the time of writing, this video has amassed almost 15m views and 2.7m likes.
8. Tabitha Brown gives the world Carrot Bacon
Yes, carrot bacon. It’s exactly what you think it is.
Ever wanted to make carrot bacon? Probably not, but you will have after watching this, as Tabitha cooks up a healthy bacon alternative, gaining herself 19.9m views at the time of writing and 3.6m likes.
7. Eliza Peterson reveals the truth about dinosaurs
In this hilarious skit, Eliza explains what really happened to the dinosaurs: a miscommunication between God and his angels, resulting in the species’ sad extinction. 19.4m views later and we still don’t know the truth…
6. Awa_de_horchata_uwu’s… llama dance?
Perhaps the hardest to explain on this list, we’ve got a llama (or maybe an alpaca) dancing to the popular Mi Pan Su Sus sound.
Despite the insanity of the video, it racked up over 146m views and 17m likes, so it clearly struck a chord with a considerable number of people this year.
5. Will Smith wipes it down
Even Hollywood actors can’t resist joining in on TikTok trends.
Will Smith might be best known for his work in some of the biggest films and TV shows of this century, he’s no stranger to TikTok, either.
In fact, he picked up a ludicrous 260m views doing this “wipe it down” challenge — transitioning between his regular self and his Men in Black character, Agent J.
4. Jalaiah Harmon shows off her Renegade at NBA All-Star Game