Don’t Compare us to These Other Leagues”- Jorge Masvidal Hits back at Dana White

Published 06/05/2020, 10:58 PM EDT


After Jon Jones, yet another fighter in Jorge Masvidal has slammed the UFC regarding pay. ‘Gamebred’ put out a series of tweets showcasing his loyalty towards fighting. To make his point, he used a GIF featuring ‘The Joker’s iconic, “If you’re good at something never do it for free.” However, he hasn’t taken Dana White’s response too well. On these lines ‘Gamebred’ hit back at White asking him to not compare them with other leagues

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Jorge Masvidal asks to compete in other fight leagues

The BMF Champion tweeted to White’s claims of fighters being “independent contractors.” 

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He said, “I’m not an independent contractor if I can’t go anywhere else to make a living. Let me go and see if I’m worth it”

Furthermore, Masvidal took offense to White bringing up the NFL in his comments. In an MMA Junkie piece, the UFC President said, This isn’t like the NFL where I can make you: ‘You come to practice and you do this or you’re going to get fined or you’re going to get this.’ These guys can do whatever they want and say whatever they want.”

‘Gamebred’ replied, Please don’t compare us to these other leagues. I wish we can negotiate for less pay like the other leagues where the players get half the revenue they generate. We are negotiating from like what 12% to maybe 18% of revenue we generate? We are negotiating down from way under.”

In this regard, the BMF Champion continued by contrasting 50% of the revenue in other leagues with the percentage he gets in the UFC saying, “50% of the revenue.”

He adds that he doesn’t get paid. Neither for the hot dog sold in the arena nor the logo on the cage. Furthermore, he says he hasn’t banked a dollar on any ticket sold. Also, he says he gets punched in the face for a living. But he knows that the pandemic or what’s left of it has nothing to do with it. 

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Also, to support his points, ‘Gamebred’ retweeted former fighter DaMarques Johnson’s breakdown of pay in the UFC and the NFL, NBA, and NHL. 

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How do you think Dana White will respond to ‘Gamebred’s latest salvo?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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