Another top fighter from the UFC has brought up the issue of fighter pay and this time it is welterweight superstar Jorge Masvidal. “Gamebred” believes the promoters are robbing fighters of their deserved money.
In the past few months in the MMA community, UFC has been accused of not paying their fighters rightfully. The issue has blown up that even champions like Francis Ngannou have given their voice to this problem. Jorge Masvidal now has hopped to the train and is insisting all the fighters should band together and bring more light to this issue. Jake Paul, who used to be buddies with Masvidal was the one who actually blew up this issue into the mainstream news. Masvidal denies that he was inspired by the YouTuber to talk about this issue.
In an episode of MMA Fighting’s MMA Hour hosted by Ariel Helwani, Jorge spoke about the fighter pay problem. “Fighters are very individual creatures,” Masvidal said. “We’d have to come together under a roof, or something like that, and have each other’s best interests at heart, so we could sit down with everybody together. And that, in itself, is a problem.”
Jorge Masvidal is optimistic about the fighter pay issue
The two-time welterweight title contender believes that things won’t change until all the fighters come together. He firmly believes that all fighters on the roster should get what they deserve. “I want every single fighter on the roster to get what they deserve, but it’s crazy,” Masvidal said. “The next guy that’s not in the UFC might be happy to this and that, and you know how it is.”
Despite the issue not going in the right direction, Masvidal believes things will change in the future given there are more fighters standing up for this issue. “I think in the future, something will happen, but I don’t know,” he said. “I hope more people keep bringing attention to it because I think it’s messed up. I think they just released again the percentages for Bellator and other organizations, how much more they give. It’s crazy.”