Embarrassing PPV figures show Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley rematch totally flopped

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley's rematch appears to have totally flopped after the "embarrassing" pay-per-view figures were released.

Paul knocked Woodley out in the sixth round of their second contest after the ex-UFC star had stepped in for the injured Tommy Fury.

The YouTuber deemed his former opponent to be a suitable replacement, with their first meeting garnering in the region of 500,000 buys.

However, that decision may now be questioned by the Paul camp, as the amount of purchases drastically dropped from the initial encounter with Woodley.

There were just 65,000 TV buys, as per DAZN writer Steven Muehlhausen.

He noted that the streaming numbers are unknown, but these will make up a significant portion of the overall viewing figures.

Paul made his name on social media and his predominantly youthful fanbase are much more likely to make a digital purchase.

However, the difference remains a stark one.

Paul's meeting with Fury had been long in the making, but a rematch with Woodley had previously been dismissed.

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A $60 price tag on the PPV was clearly too high for a lot of fans, especially with it being a week before Christmas.

Muehlhausen also suggested that fight fans had been offered "way too many" events in recent weeks, which would have contributed to the low numbers.

There had been five combat sports PPVs before Paul vs Woodley 2 – three in boxing and two from the UFC.

The 'Problem Child' is yet to address the figures, but has a history of exaggerating how big of a draw he is.

After his first fight with Woodley, which ended in him winning via a split decision, Paul claimed they had produced 1.5million PPV buys.

Having knocked out both Woodley and MMA legend Ben Askren, he is now targeting Dana White's current stars Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal for an improved payday.

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