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.