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News Terrence Crawford: “They don’t pay MMA [fighters] enough, I’m sorry.”

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  1. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs), himself a former wrestler, was also asked if he ever wanted to explore a career switch to MMA. Unsurprisingly, he’s not interested, and fighter pay in the sport is a major reason for it.

    “They don’t pay MMA [fighters] enough, I’m sorry.”

    “A lot of people ask me that because they know I used to wrestle and stuff like that,” Crawford said. “They always ask me ‘they don’t pay enough.’ For me to be putting my life on the line and getting my hands and feet [and] everything broken. Kicking and all that stuff... I gotta get paid.”

    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/4/...partnership-ufc-mirsad-bektic-boxing-mma-news

    He’s been friends/training with UFC FW Mirsad Bektic for 10 years and has a fight coming up against Amir Khan.
     
  2. EdmundsEmptyBankAccount Pulsing expert from Pulsylvania

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    It never ceases to amaze me that boxers I have never heard of somehow make much more money than MMA fighters .
     
  3. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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  5. KingBeef Black Belt

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    You've never heard of Crawford in the boxing world????
     
  6. dontlaugh Black Belt

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    Crawford is a beast
     
  7. GiSP Canada or USA. I’m an International Man of Misery Banned

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    But do you follow that sport?

    I don’t so I’m unconcerned that I don’t know them. My folks don’t know McGregor from poo on their shoes.
     
  8. SpedDaddyV GOAT

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    why? MMA is not as popular as you think. the only time casuals watch is when Conor or MAYBE Jon Jones fights

    here on Sherdog, the UG, reddit, we are a in a bubble and act like MMA is a bigger deal than it is
     
  9. pick999 Gold Belt

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    Why is this in UFC forum?
     
  10. ThatGuy7698 In USADA We Trust

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    If you're looking to fight strictly for financial reasons, you'll go into boxing.

    Easier to train, and you'll get paid more.

    Also from my experience in my area, all the boxing gyms are cheaper than the Jiu-Jitsu and MMA gyms.
     
  11. EdmundsEmptyBankAccount Pulsing expert from Pulsylvania

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    Literally never and I've followed UFC since #54

    Although perhaps Australia is too far away to hear of these dudes.

    I heard about it when Horn beat Pacquio and that's about it
     
  12. louis345 Yellow Belt

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    I love how people complain that fighters don't get paid enough and pirate the events simultaneously. Hypocrisy at it's finest. God Bless America.
     
  13. EdmundsEmptyBankAccount Pulsing expert from Pulsylvania

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    I don't follow boxing but it surprises me I haven't heard of these mega rich dudes who punch for a living. Where do they hide? How do they keep away from mainstream anything ?
     
  14. Threetrees The Seller

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    Hes the p4p best fighter on the planet.
     
  15. DeathStroke Purple Belt

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    Theres simply not much money in MMA. It's not like theres piles and piles of cash that the UFC, Bellator, and OneFC just light on fire after each event. If you want to be rich, dont fight. Go to school. Box. Whatever. Just dont expect to have an easy path to wealth in the sport of MMA.
     
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  16. EdmundsEmptyBankAccount Pulsing expert from Pulsylvania

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    And apparently a fucking magician because his profile is near invisible
     
  17. MEAN357 Pernell Whitaker belt

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    if you never heard of crawford thats more of a you thing tbh
     
  18. Threetrees The Seller

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    Yet he gets paid better than 90% of MMA fighters. Hes well known, at this point, by anyone who even casually follows the sport. He has no main stream appeal because he hasnt had his mega fight yet.
     
  19. EdmundsEmptyBankAccount Pulsing expert from Pulsylvania

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    Seems others are in the same boat

    Nobody even has a GIF of this guy ready
     
  20. EdmundsEmptyBankAccount Pulsing expert from Pulsylvania

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    Thanks for repeating my initial point about how I am amazed at the fact he gets paid much more but hasn't got a high profile
     

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