Spectators in any game matter as much as the game, and at times it gets very disheartening for players even if there are no watchers of the game to cheer them up. Dillon Danis on Thursday took a dig at Jake Paul for not being able to sell out the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, for his rematch with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley. Danis shared a screenshot of available seats at Amalie Area, and highlighted the fact that there are still some seats available for the match and wrote on Twitter -“Damn @jakepaul thought you sold-out arenas.”
Danis’ post has given birth to speculations that Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley’s second match won’t attract much ground and it is doubtful that match will be a successful one, financially. The original match was supposed to be between Paul and Tommy Fury but an injury to Fury caused the bout to be scrapped.
However, their last match which took place in Paul’s hometown Cleveland, Ohio in August, gathered 16,000 fans in attendance. The bout was reportedly ranked in an estimated 500,000 pay-per-view buys. Paul went on to defeat Woodley via a split decision after outworking the former MMA star for eight rounds. Woodley had the opportunity to put Paul away, but let it slip by being too passive.
Danis and Paul have been at odds ever since Paul knocked out former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren in April. Once, Danis was in discussions as a potential opponent for Paul but nothing worked out as Paul moved on to other opponents.
A few months back, Jake Paul released a video of himself on Twitter in which he sent a message to Tommy Fury for taking up a fight against him, he said, “I gave you a chance to shine in front of the whole entire world, and now I’m offering to quadruple the biggest payday of your life that I gave you to fight. For everyone at home, this is what happens when you give someone clout and you give them an ego. They start to think they’re better than they actually are. I have dozens of other fighters calling me out every single week, Tommy. You’re replaceable. It’s the same thing that I told Dillon Danis in our DMs.”