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Pokimane explains why she turned down $3 million sponsorship deal

Published: 27/Jan/2020 10:18

by Matt Porter

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Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys confirmed that she received a sponsorship offer worth $3 million, but explained why she decided to turn it down despite admitting that she didn’t have that much money in her bank account.

Using streamers to promote your product or game has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with companies recognizing the power of using content creators to advertise to their loyal fanbase, with thousands of people tuning in to the biggest streamers daily to watch them.

This offers these creators incredible new ways to make money and increase their revenue, and when fellow streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein revealed that he had brought a $3 million offer to Pokimane, he was stunned to see her turn it down, revealing that he expected her to take it instantly.

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Pokimane explained why she turned down the massive sponsorship offer.

Talking together on Sunday, January 27, Reckful revealed that he had come to Pokimane with the sponsorship deal, saying: “I messaged her and said ‘I have an offer for you, someone wants to pay you $3 million to do this, and it’s not even that bad a thing to do.’

“She said no. She actually was like; ‘No, it’s crazy.’ I was like holy sh*t, she said no. I really thought you were going to say yes, but then I tried to go empathetic and then I [realized] that it doesn’t make sense for [you], but I’m sure $3 million is a lot. You’re 23, when I was 23 I had $1300 in my bank account.”

“I don’t have $3 million in my bank account and that’s why I’m saying no,” the Canadian replied. “I said no because I’m doing fine in life, I’m doing well enough to not want to do things for money that I don’t naturally want to do, even if it’s $3 million.”

While the pair did confirm the amount on offer, neither revealed the exact nature of the sponsorship, although it doesn’t appear to have been an offer to jump ship to a rival platform, but rather a sponsorship deal that she decided didn’t suit her.

Reckful himself did break some massive news of his own during the Twitch broadcast too, sharing that he recently completed a massive work deal with a tech conglomerate worth $177 million.

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Jake Paul roasts Conor McGregor with new fight deal after UFC 257 Poirier loss

Published: 24/Jan/2021 6:37 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 10:39

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul has jokingly rescinded his $50 million fight offer to Conor McGregor after his shock loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, offering him a measly $10,000 instead.

Jake Paul has been nipping at Conor McGregor’s heels in the weeks leading up to UFC 257, trying to bait the former double-champ into accepting a $50 million fight offer for an exhibition boxing bout.

However, despite his best efforts, it didn’t work. Conor McGregor was too focused on his own endeavors and never acknowledged it, although he tip-toed around the question a few times.

Eventually, he flat-out said he’s not interested in the fight, and it seemed like the idea was dead and buried once and for all. But after Conor McGregor’s shock UFC 257 loss to Dustin Poirier, Jake Paul is at it again. And this time, his original offer is off the table.

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Jake Paul / Conor McGregor
Jake Paul’s second fight offer adds more insult to injury after Conor McGregor’s UFC 257 loss.

Jake Paul tuned in to watch the main event like millions of other UFC fans. But he had more invested in the fight than the average viewer, and once it was over, it was only a matter of time before he posted a video.

“Hey Conor,” she said, laughing hysterically in a video that he shared on Twitter moments after the loss. “I’ve got ten thousand dollars for you, cash!” He struggled to contain his laughter and kept repeating words. “Oh, you had fifty million dollars,” he added, right at the end. 

The same message was echoed in a YouTube video Jake uploaded to his YouTube channel shortly after titled ‘My Message to Conor McGregor.’ He said, “you should have taken the Jake Paul fight for $50 million, but now I got $10,000 for you. I got $10,000 cash, cold hard cash. Or I’ll give you a third of a bitcoin. You choose, Conor McGregor.”

At the end of the video he says “April 17th guys, I’m fighting… You know, it was supposed to be Conor McGregor but we’ll see what happens, stay tuned.”

It’s obvious that Jake is still up to his usual antics. He’s trying to kick Conor while he’s down. But this time, it might actually work.

Conor’s loss will undoubtedly be a spanner in the works for his UFC plans. However, it means he might be open to lucrative exhibition fight offers once again.

Of course, there’s no way he’d accept the second $10,000 fight offer. But he might consider the initial $50 million one, which is probably what Jake Paul intended. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.