The topic of UFC fighter pay has reared its head once more following the profitable exhibition between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul.
Watching the eight-round bout, heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou questioned whether or not he and his fellow combined martial artists are doing one thing flawed and shortly led to Dana White’s title trending.
Fighter pay in UFC, which is headed up by White, is a matter usually raised and has been talked about more and more in current months given how a lot cash novice boxers Logan and Jake Paul declare to be making from their forays into the game.
Former UFC star Paige VanZant as soon as claimed to make more cash from Instagram than combating within the octagon, whereas Jon Jones has chosen to attend on the sidelines than settle for lower than what he feels he deserves to problem Ngannou.
Forward of Sunday evening’s assembly, 50-Zero Mayweather estimated the pair can be incomes $100million for the occasion, which is large cash for the YouTuber who has no wins and one loss on his file.
For making mild work of Ben Askren, Logan’s brother, Jake, claimed to have earned $75m and Mayweather identified cash is what counts in his post-fight press convention.
Jake, particularly, has been a vocal critic of UFC fighter pay, calling it ‘unfair’.
“There’s a motion, transferring ahead that’s going to indicate that fighters ought to be getting paid extra,” he stated.
“It’s unfair. The UFC fighters don’t have honest pay. Out of all of the sports activities, the proportion that the homeowners get versus the athlete, they’re the bottom.
“Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones; that battle ought to occur. Dana White, pay them the $10 million. He’s taking their cash. They’re those making the content material.
“They’re those getting within the ring, risking their life.”
And Mayweather stated afterwards, his financial institution steadiness is what counts, together with his greatness already safe.
“They are saying, ‘It’s not all concerning the cash.’ Properly, your youngsters can’t eat legacy… The patches on my trunks, [earned me] $30million alone. So who’s actually the neatest one within the sport of boxing? On the subject of legalised financial institution robbing, I’m the most effective.”
Mayweather was returning to the ring on the age of 44, having fought the perfect his sport has to supply and supplied his respect for the novice.
“An incredible younger fighter. Sturdy, powerful. He’s higher than I assumed he was,” he stated of his heavier opponent.
“He’s a tricky, tough competitor. It was good motion.
“I used to be shocked by him tonight. A great man.
“Despite the fact that he doesn’t have a lot expertise, he knew the best way to use his weight and he knew the best way to tie me up tonight.”