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Ewok destroys Dr Disrespect after his attempt to roast Ninja’s sneaker

Published: 18/Dec/2019 19:30

by Virginia Glaze

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Streaming sensation Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has finally unveiled the fruits of his collaboration with Adidas’ “Time In” campaign — but not everyone is sold on his new kicks, including the two-time champ Dr Disrespect.

While much of the gaming space is hyped about Ninja’s new footwear, Dr Disrespect seems rather nonplussed by the major announcement, and took a good-natured shot at his fellow streamer in a hilarious Tweet concerning the new sneaks.

“Cute design,” the Doc wrote in response to Ninja’s announcement, attaching a photo of children’s shoes as if to clown the look of Blevins’ exclusive “Night Joggers.”

Never one to back down, Ninja thew some joking shade the Doc’s way, asking, “When is your shoe coming out?” as though to highlight his own success.

However, Ninja wasn’t alone in this roast session: fourteen-year-old Fortnite pro FaZe Ewok came in with the clutch assist at the last second with a comment that left the entire community in stitches.

“He’s trying to figure out how to waterproof it for the next time he films in a public restroom,” Ewok replied, calling back to the two-time’s viral incident at E3 2019 after he live streamed in multiple public restrooms at the event.

Needless to say, Ewok’s savage comment sent fans into a frenzy, with some even joking that an “Ewok vs Dr Disrespect” boxing match should take place on the next KSI vs Logan Paul undercard (although another match between the two has been decidedly nixed).

Ninja’s “Night Joggers” follow his initial teaser of his Adidas collab in late August, which, at the time, featured no specific details as to the exact merchandise he’d be releasing — although he encouraged fans to “use their imaginations.”

Now, the streaming star has produced his own designer athletic shoes, which released at the same time as Puma’s own $180 “Active Gaming Footwear,” with both “Attack” and “Defense modes.”

No matter the case, it seems that the worlds of gaming and footwear are coinciding in a major way — even if Dr Disrespect isn’t a huge fan of this development.

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Jake Paul reveals how much money he made from Nate Robinson fight

Published: 4/Dec/2020 5:34

by Brad Norton

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Despite holding a professional record of just two wins and no losses, YouTube sensation Jake Paul is already making more than most professional boxers will ever see in their careers off the back of his Nate Robinson fight.

Jake Paul is still relatively fresh to the sport of boxing. Following a lone amateur win, his first professional bout came at the start of 2020. He’s just closed out the year with another victory. Both pro matchups went his way thanks to two early knockouts against fellow YouTube AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

He’s barely spent a few minutes inside the ring across both fights, however he’s already taking home a good chunk of change for his efforts. The internet celebrity brings legions of fans with him, contributing to huge Pay Per View sales and even viral trends after the fact.

Rather than a guaranteed figure for his latest scrap, his earnings were dependent on the performance of the PPV as a whole.

As one of the biggest PPV events of the year – reaching over a million buys in the United States alone, according to analyst Dan Rafael – Paul cashed in big-time thanks to his unique contract for the fight. 

 

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The disclosed purses for both Paul and Robinson were a little off-base, as ESPN’s Mark Raimondi exposed in a December 3 interview with Paul. Initial figures were slim, but Paul assured he was paid “a lot,” even laughing when the topic was brought up.

No exact figure was revealed, though he did provide some staggering insight. “Eight figures” is what Paul walked away at an absolute minimum just for the performance alone. “My deal was built into the backend structure of how well the event performed,” he explained. “The event performed incredibly well.”

Walking away with $10,000,000 at a minimum sure sounds like a lot. This number doesn’t factor in potential sponsorship deals or additional PPV buys that come in after the initial batch. There are also international sales to consider as well.

It’s clear he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon either. “I truly believe I will be the biggest prize fighter in the world,” he added.

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“Mike Tyson is co-signing me, he wants to take me under his wing. Why can’t I become the champion of the world?”

Paul has some lofty goals and even “realistic” aspirations of fighting Conor McGregor sometime in the near future. It’s entirely possible these eight-figure paychecks are just the beginning for Paul in his boxing career.