Robert Whitaker attacks UFC pay.

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  1. Trifick

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    This was a couple days before the fight. I'm surprised it went overlooked. Dana can't be happy about this.

    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/2/...erpaid-ufc-234-kelvin-gastelum-mma-news-money

    "UFC fighters are “sorely underpaid for what we do.”

    “It’s just one of those things when UFC has monopolized the whole sport and if you want to make it in the field you have to fight with the UFC,” Whittaker said. “When they’re the only ones that own the sport, they can pay you what they like.”
     
  2. Fesaine

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    I'm shocked
     
  3. Danis_champ

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    And then he pulled out of the fight with butt hurt. True story.
     
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    Did they pay his medical insurance?
     
  6. SportsDoc

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    So why didn't he become an engineer or a medical doctor?

    Or go into the NBA or NFL? I heard they pay a lot.
     
  7. Vegesus44

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    All these shills should stfu.<PlusJuan>
     
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  8. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    Because he loves combat more?
     
  9. SportsDoc

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    The world is not obligated to pay you money to do what you love.
     
  10. TheRuthlessOne

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    Maybe don't pull out of fights and cost the UFC millions of dollars
     
  11. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    I was just explaining why he chose MMA over the other sports. He still has a valid argument about Dana underpaying his fighters.
     
  12. Oeshon

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    how much were fighters making pre UFC? he can fuck off and go fight for 2k somewhere else
     
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  13. SportsDoc

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    Then he shouldn't bitch about pay. We all know what the high-paying professions are. Make a choice. He wouldn't be complaining if he was in the NFL.

    If he chose to do what he loves for less pay, he should be happy with that
     
  14. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    What kind of fucking idiot are you? If he has a valid complaint about an organization not paying their fighters enough, then yes, he has every right to complain. How would things EVER change for the better anywhere following your logic?
     
  15. Dr Hannibal Lecter

    Dr Hannibal Lecter Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest! Platinum Member

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    So instead of wanting and having fair compensation for a sport you enjoy, people should just stop going into pro MMA. Seems fair, bud.

    Are you opposed to change in general?

    Oh and die in the process. Seems like a smart idea.
     
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    Robert just calling it like it is. Nothing to see here.
     
  17. Sosua

    Sosua Yeah nah

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    Ideally they would pay more.

    Ideally my boss would pay me more.

    But I agreed to it godamnit.
     
  18. Sir Punchalot

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    A lot of predictably pathetic responses here. As unoriginal as the assertion of low fighter pay is, Whitaker is obviously 100% right. The UFC downright exploits fighters. Why? Because it can.
     
  19. DespicablePeep

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    Compare how other sports split their cash with athletes. How can you be on the side of the ufc on this one?
     
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    What sort of sponsorships and viewers do other sports attract? Superbowl?
     

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