“Don’t believe the bull**it”- Dana White sends a strong message, claims UFC fighters make more than boxers

The UFC president Dana White urges fans to not believe anything, claims UFC fighters make more money than many elite boxers.

Dana White
Dana White

UFC has just approached the final pay-per-view of this year and the biggest MMA promotion of the world reached new heights this year. This year the promotion has produced some of the highest-grossing pay per views in its entire history and it is already a pinnacle in the world of MMA.

This year one major issue that the promotion faced is being targeted for paying the fighters less amount money for their fights. It all started with the Youtuber turned professional boxer, Jake Paul, locking horns with UFC and attacking the promotion for paying less amount of money to its fighters.

Later on, the big names in the promotion such as Jon Jones, Francis Ngannou, and others also became vocal about it. But the UFC president Dana White still claims that UFC fighters make more money than some of the biggest names in boxing.

Talking about the same in his latest interview with Yahoo Sports, Dana White says, “Yeah, definitely, listen, when you talk about the elite – I’m putting on 44 fights in a year, right? And people are buying these pay-per-views, you know, 13 or 14 a year, watching all the other one’s building, whatever. Then you look at what most of these guys make. Most UFC fighters make more than boxers. OK?”

“Most UFC fighters make more than boxers, especially at a lower level. Then, the guys, you know, the Khabibs, the Conors, the Rondas, you know, even the Jon Joneses, these guys make more than most of these boxers that are fighting for big title fights. Don’t believe the bullsh*t. Don’t believe all the stuff you hear. These guys make a lot of money.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

“We’re breaking tons of records this year,” Dana White claims the fighters will be making even more money in the future

Dana White
Dana White

This year the promotion also witnessed one of its highest paying pay per views when Conor McGregor faced Dustin Poirier for the third time at UFC 264. But over the years UFC fighters have been calling out the boxing stars, whether it is Kamaru Usman calling out Canelo Alvarez or it is Francis Ngannou calling out Tyson Fury, these fighters have always shown interest in boxing.

But Dana White claims the popularity of the promotion is skyrocketing and it is all set to close its final pay per views this year with some of the biggest names fighting on this fight card. Dana White added, “We’re breaking tons of records this year,

“Ever since we went back to fans coming, we’ve sold out every event. We’re gonna break the pay-per-view record this year – most PPV’s sold ever in a year and a lot more. We charged right through COVID, we figured out how to do it, we did it, and I believe that the fanbase grew in 2020. Obviously our social media grew, and lots of other numbers showed that we did.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

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