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Internet mourns Grumpy Cat after sad passing of iconic meme

Published: 17/May/2019 10:33 Updated: 17/May/2019 10:39

by Matt Porter

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The internet is mourning after the owners of popular internet pet Grumpy Cat announced that the famous feline had passed away.

Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, first found fame on the internet after an image of her was posted on Reddit back in 2012.

The image went viral, and eventually became a massively popular meme, often used to make jokes about things people didn’t like.

Twitter: Grumpy CatGrumpy Cat was a massively popular internet meme.
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Grumpy Cat passes away

On May 17, owner Tabatha Bundesen released a statement on Twitter that confirmed their beloved pet had passed away three days earlier on May 14, due to complications from a recent urinary tract infection.

Despite the best efforts from professionals, Grumpy Cat passed away in Tabatha’s arms in their home.

In the post, Grumpy Cat’s owners stated that “her spirit will continue to live on through her fans,” and that besides being a “cherished member of the family,” she had also helped “millions of people smile all around the world – even when times were tough.”

Internet mourns the loss of Grump Cat

In the wake of the announcement, many have expressed their sorrow, as they mourn the passing of one of the most recognizable animals on the internet.

Some stated that they were “heartbroken” at the loss, passing their sympathies on to the family at this difficult time.

Others shared fond memories of Grumpy Cat, including pictures from those who met Grumpy Cat around the world and managed to snag a photo with the beloved pet.

Users on Reddit, where Grumpy Cat first rose to prominence, have also shared their sorrow, with a post on the /r/dankmemes subreddit stating that she will “live on forever in our hearts.”

Today we lost a legend, she will forever live on in our hearts <3 rest well, grumpy cat from r/dankmemes

The mourning for Grumpy Cat will continue throughout the day, as many fondly remember the cat as the grumpy face of memes in the early 2010s.

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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.