Low fighter pay has been a huge issue in mixed martial arts for several years as fans continue to bombard Dana White to pay his fighters more.
According to Dana White, fighters aren’t really underpaid, and it’s the media’s fault for convincing them of that.
“You have these scumbags out there that know nothing about the business telling all the fighters ‘oh you’re all being underpaid. You’re not being paid enough money. You’re not this’ — it goes on every f—king day!” White ranted on Travis Browne’s podcast.
“Every media member that talks about fighter pay is a scumbag who is basically just out there to get attention, because they literally know nothing about the business or the pay or how any of this shit works,” he said. “It’s all part of the game.
“That’s who they are and that’s what they do, and I literally could give a fuck.”
White, UFC and Endeavor have bragged about doing record business as it was announced that 2021 was the “biggest first half ever” for the UFC, and could end up reaching the billion dollar revenue mark for the year.
Andrew Marchand of the New York Post pointed out that the UFC has a $1.5 billion deal with ESPN.
We have seen several fighters breaking down in teas after getting a simple bonus and telling their story of just how broke they were prior to getting that money.
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