Jake Paul and Anderson Silva fought on October 30.

Ayden Isabella, Sports Writer

Silva fans were in shock this past weekend.

MMA Legend Anderson Silva took on Jake Paul over Halloween weekend, and it did not go as expected for the Silva fans.

Paul scored a knock down in the final round. The score cards were 77-74 Paul, 78-73 Paul, 78-73 Paul, from the three different judges. Paul won by unanimous decision with the fight lasting a full 8 rounds. Judges’ reasoning for scoring Paul so high is because his jabs were successful in backing Silva up, and Silva wasn’t as aggressive as Paul according to the judges.

Many statements were being commented on in the post fight interview, and Paul had some words about how he felt about the fight.

“It’s a surreal moment. Hard work pays off. I want to say thank you to Anderson. He was my idol growing up and he inspired me to be great. Without him, we wouldn’t have a fight this year. He’s a tough mofo, like for real. I have a lot of respect for him,” says Paul.

Even with the fight being so good and having some pretty entertaining undercards, the show failed to bring the targeted pay per view sales. The fight was predicted to have upward of 700,000 sales, but it barely was able to climb up to 300,000 sales.

Many believe the sales tanked because Silva openly admitted about a week or two before that fight that he was knocked out in a sparring session.

“Pay-per-view ticket sales for his fight with ex-MMA star Anderson Silva flopped after his opponent revealing that he was knocked out while sparring,” says

The two fighters made a handshake agreement that if Jake won the fight, they would have to open up a conjoint MMA fight union. The two fighters like the idea of the UFC, they just don’t like UFC staff and organization. They want to do it better. Many will say the UFC runs more like a company than a sports organization. They deal with money better than they deal with fight match ups.

Many people, not just fans but fighters too, are on board with Paul’s idea.

“If I win, me and you come together to create a united fighters’ association to help UFC fighters get better pay and better health care. You become the interim president. We unite to help these fighters once and for all,” says Paul.