Lately, UFC fighters getting underpaid is a hot topic in the entire combat sports community. Several well-known personalities have publicly addressed this issue. Here, we take a look at 5 UFC fighters who publicly questioned the promotion or White on UFC fighters pay issue.
Jones took it to Twitter on several occasions to criticize White and the entire UFC. He understandably wants more fight purse to face Francis Ngannou or any top heavyweight contender in a mega-fight.
Masvidal took it to Twitter, addressing the issue of UFC offering him less money for his upcoming fight. Moreover, 'Gamebred' claimed that fighters in other promotions get paid half the revenue they generate, while UFC fighters only get paid around 12%.
Ngannou questioned the company’s pay model while addressing the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight. The heavyweight champ said - "It's crazy to think that Logan Paul (0-1) just made $20M on a boxing exhibition. WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG?”
In one of his interviews with 'MMA Fighting', 'Suga' Sean publicly criticized UFC for not paying fighters for what they are worth.
Costa felt that he was getting underpaid by the UFC. As a result, he turned down at least two fights before finally accepting to fight Marvin Vettori in October. Moreover, 'Borrachinha' took it to social media to criticize the UFC.