“Tell the whole truth” – Deiveson Figueiredo’s former manager slams ‘ungrateful’ champion after recent split

“Tell the whole truth” – Deiveson Figueiredo’s former manager slams ‘ungrateful’ champion after recent split

Deiveson Figueiredo gets trashed by former manager

Things have gotten ugly between Deiveson Figueiredo and his former manager Wallid Ismail. The manager is not happy with the “half the truth” circling around the MMA community about his past with the champion. He takes matters into his own hands and responds to criticisms.


Deiveson Figueiredo recently came out and announced that he will no longer be associated with his former manager Wallid Ismail. One of the main reasons why he split with the management was because he felt he was not being paid for his champion status. The fighter was truly unhappy with the contracts he was receiving and has now sorted to a split with Wallid and joined hands with former fighter Urijah Faber.

Deiveson Figueiredo spoke on the Trocacao Franca podcast and said that he was not being paid like a champion. The fighter also revealed some numbers from his recent championship fights that suggested he got paid $100,000 to show and $100,000 to win at UFC 270 when he won his belt back from Brandon Moreno. Wallid responded to Deiveson’s claims and slammed him for not speaking the whole truth.

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Wallid Ismail reveals Deiveson Figueiredo made the most PPV as a flyweight fighter

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Deiveson Figueiredo switches manager to seek better pay from the UFC

“When Deiveson lost the belt, he received almost 1 million dollars, with the gain in the PPV, never a flyweight had received .% in the PPV, don’t repeat the shit of those who don’t tell the whole truth, show me a flyweight fighter who made more money than this ungrateful Figgy?” wrote Wallid Ismail on Twitter responding to criticism.

This is not the first time a champion has complained about not being paid enough by the promotion for their hard work and accomplishments. Deiveson believes he should be paid in the same range as the champions of other divisions. Figgy has changed the entire team around him as he moved to a new gym too.

Deiveson Figueiredo has a record of 21-2-1 in his professional career. The fighter’s last three bouts have been against Brandon Moreno which made for an amazing trilogy. The flyweight champion has publicly stated that he won’t be fighting Moreno for the fourth time and he will wait for another worthy contender.

Also read Breaking: Deiveson Figueiredo joins Charles Oliveira at ‘Chute Boxing’ and fires his manager Wallid Ismail


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