Colby Snooze Covington slams UFC for ‘slave labor negotiations’

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  1. Hirashin

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    “That’s how UFC does business, they do the bully tactics,” he said. “They do the slave labor negotiations. It’s sick man. They don’t want to pay any of the fighters because they want everybody to be poor, so they keep back coming back and fighting all the time, and fighting six times a year.”

    Covington continued, explaining that he’s tired of doing the UFC favors — like stepping in to fight Robbie Lawler on short notice at UFC Newark this summer— and receiving nothing in return.

    “The UFC always makes promises, they’ve made me so many promises,” Covington continued. “[They say] ‘Oh, do this and we’ll give you a favor here. We’ll throw you a bone next time.’ They never end up throwing that bone back, man. They just use you even more next time. So it’s just… I’m not going to be played for a fool anymore, man. They want to do business like that, then they’re not going to get any business. That’s that.


    “They said, ‘Oh, show up for the Robbie Lawler fight,'” Covington continued. “And needless to say, Robbie was training for 12 weeks for that fight. He was getting ready for [Tyron] Woodley, but Woodley was scared and he pulled out with a sore pinky. So Woodley didn’t want to get knocked out by Robbie, he was scared. He knows he got lucky the first time [they fought]. So I showed up on four weeks’ notice, without a training camp because I got a nasty cut from a head butt in the first week in training camp. I couldn’t even train. Pretty much had to run on the treadmill every day, that’s it. That’s not training timing, accuracy, all that. So I showed up with no camp, to save the UFC, to save the main event, to bring the First Family, to get the President Tweeting about the UFC. To get all the troops all over the world watching in their bases because I’m America’s and the troops’ favorite fighter.

    “The UFC still doesn’t do good for me,” he concluded. “I make them millions and millions and they just continue to just pocket all that money, and they don’t want to pay me a fraction — not even 5% of any of that money. It’s ridiculous how they can pocket 95, 98% and not give the fighters anymore than the 2, 3%.”

    What do you think of these gripes from Colby Covington? Should he, and the other fighters on the UFC roster, be getting a bigger piece of the pie?

    This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/17/2019.




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    This is the second time things escalate between Colby and Ufc. They apparently wanted to pay him peanuts again. I think Colby walks away to Bellator this time. Fitch would be nice fight
     
  2. TheIconTheSmooth

    TheIconTheSmooth Yellow Belt

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    Lol @ cryby saying he made them millions, boring fighters deserves this
     
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  3. Lawblaw

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    Colby is a wasteman
     
  4. surrealworlds

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    In principle I agree with him but its Colby so......fuck him.
     
  5. A_bomb47

    A_bomb47 Wha happan to you Sherdog?

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    Aren't MAGA supporters supposed to love capitalism?
     
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    I agree that the UFC has a history of horseshit power play and negotiation tactics, primarily with Dana going to the media to throw you under the bus if you don't roll over.

    That being said, it isn't slave labor because no one is forcing these guys to sign these contracts, no one is being forced to fight. I agree that it sucks, but if you don't like it, go get a 9 to 5 like everyone else
     
  7. SaigeVanZant

    SaigeVanZant Brown Belt

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    Everybody here says what Colby says but all the liberal soy boys will probably bash him.

    Trump/Colby 2020
     
  8. Espresso

    Espresso @Terrorist Rat Led BathtubBrothers #DefendorVacate

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    I always have to side with fighters on pay
     
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    The card he main evented with robbie lawler was the least viewed in history was it not? (Fair enough it was a last minute change of opponent but still) How's he asking for more money?

    Just take it colby, better a challengers rate than nothing/being cut.
     
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  10. Zeroinnes

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    Poor Cloby.
     
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    Covington is boring in the cage and outside.
    Take the fight with Usman, lose and go back to the prelims.

    He could always throw a few fights and get cut by the UFC. I can't see Bellator or ONE paying him any better however.
     
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    U fight cheap
     
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    Taserfighter Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    You get paid for the value you bring, and Colby brings none.

    So he should be paid accordingly
     
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    No one sees the irony of someone that plays the part of a white nationalist comparing the UFC to slave labor? This isn’t even to mention the ”free market” myth that Colby’s idol espouses.
     
  15. humdizzle

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    He wants a big payday because if he loses to Usman his whole shtick is gone.
     
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    Nah, only libertarians. MAGAS LOVE excessive gov spending and socialism as long as it benefits them.
     
  17. Abazzdeboom

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    Like him or not he is damn right about the situation.
    Even door to door salesmen have a better cut.
     
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    He is right. Even their shittiest events bring in millions. The brand is worth billions. There is multiple games, Action figures. Clothing lines. Tv deals, Online services. The list goes on and on. The fighters should all be getting paid more. Nothing will change until Fighters joins the rest of the sports and unionize. It will be run by crooked promoters like Don King, Dana White and the rest of em until these guys and girls get together once and for all.

    I thought for sure they would have made one when the whole Reebok thing happened. Taking away sponsors really hurt everyone. They tried a few times but can't seem to get it going. This generation of fighters Colby's age all saw what happened to the Coleman's, Don Fry's, Chuck Liddell's and Tank Abbots and many others. They are left battered and penniless. Hall of famer fighters who should all be good will ambassadors for the sport but somehow got used, abused and replaced with the new guy. This generation of new guys has gotta get together and figure something out or nothing will change.

    Colby is a ass. He still deserves more money though. They all do. It is goddamn highway robbery when they show the payouts for people who are bleeding on live tv for entertainment. No way in hell would I let my son be a Fighter. No fucking way. He could make more money being a lowly contractor like me, or a landscaper. or even a fucking waiter or bartender. I have no idea what these guys are thinking showing up and bleeding on tv for 5k. It is just not right.
     
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    That's how trickle down works...
     
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    deep down inside Colby is a leftist mark, this MAGA gimmick couldn't be any more obviously fake, at this point you've to be braindead to believe it
     
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