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Kenny Florian: “Fighters deserve to get paid more”

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan

Kenny Florian spoke to the New York post recently about how the UFC pays it’s fighters, following comments made by former UFC fighters Jacob Volkmann and John Cholish who recently spoke against the amount of money the UFC actually pays it’s fighters.

“I think the fighters do deserve to get paid more, I think it’ll happen more with time.”

“Compared to the other athletes and the other professionals out there, I think MMA fighters do deserve to get paid more.”

Florian has the unique advantage of viewing the behind the scenes action that goes into a UFC event, as well as the experiences of a fighter with the promotion.

The UFC spends so much on their production. Every show is like a Super Bowl event, it’s a lot.”

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  1. slapper says:

    I wouldn’t get out of bed for thew money some of the fighters get paid in non-belt fights. I did seriously consider doing MMA 100% of my time around a year ago after winning my national champs and some international bouts, but frankly I earn more money doing my day job, so MMA will remain a competitive hobby for me.

    • spyr0 says:

      Same issue for me. I have a natural talent for fighting but I really value my exceptional brain ppower too. Low starting pay is a major contributing reason for me to not risk brain damage.

  2. KIDD433 says:

    Nobody is gonna be paid more if they fight like Kenny Florian.

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