Dana White Is Considering Pulling Performance Related Post Fight Bonus Awards

UFC President, Dana White announced this week that the MMA may decide to end the performance related post-fight bonus awards because of the growing criticism about lower level pay, as well as adding comparisons to other major sports brands are unfair to say the least.

Dana, speaking to sources said:

“You don’t like the structure? All right, we’ll pay the lower-level guys more money – no more f–king bonuses. You guys come in, you negotiate your contracts, and we do away with all bonuses. That’s what I’m thinking about doing. The bonuses are something we’ve been doing out of the kindness of our f–king heart. It was something we liked to do. Apparently, people don’t like it. They want the lower-level guys to get paid more money.”

He also went on to say that he thinks comparisons to the NFL and MLB are unfair.

“We’re more like Major League Soccer, as far as financials go. You fight three times a year, you make [$50,000 to show and $50,000 to win], you’re making $300,000 a year fighting three times a year. I know you have to take jiu-jitsu and do all these other things, but we have the same thing. We don’t just put on fights; we have overhead, too.”

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