If fighters were in charge of the UFC, here’s what they would change

October 29, 2015 8:57 am by Evan Bell
Max Holloway

‘What would you do if you were in charge of the UFC?’

It’s an interesting question that resulted in many similar answers from fighters on hand at ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ this past weekend. MMAJunkie caught up with several of the fighters to ask them the million dollar question.

Ben Rothwell: “We gotta take Alistair Overeem out of his fight, and put Ben Rothwell in against Junior Dos Santos.”

Scott Askham: “One decision straight away, it’s a good one, Scott Askham on the main card in London. That’s 100%.”

Jon Delos Reyes: “I don’t know, pay the fighters more. There’s a lot of things I would say, but yeah.”

Darren Till: “This is hard. If I could, I would try and pay the fighters a little bit more money. We don’t need to be making millions, that’s greedy. Obviously I want to be a millionaire. We don’t need to be moaning and saying ‘Agh’ you know? But just a little extra so we don’t have to worry, cause it’s hard. This is all I do, and I could get injured this fight, hopefully not, and be out for a year. That’s me, what do I do? I’ve got no job, I live for this. So to get a little extra money would be nice so I could relax and then train harder and just be like ‘yeah I’ve got that money in the bank, I’m okay. I’m happy’”

Max Holloway: “I would give Max Holloway a title shot. I don’t know, that’s a tough job, I don’t like to think of what I would do in people’s job, I have one job and that’s enough for my brain to handle. So I would get help, I would make people do my job, that’s what I would do. I would hire someone to do my job.”

Neil Seery: “I’d just give myself more money!”

Rory MacDonald: “More money. More money for the fighters.”

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