Jose Aldo: ‘Fighters Make Millions For The UFC, Where’s Our Cut?’


UFC 142: Aldo v Mendes - Press Conference

“I ask for financial valorization not only for me, some other fighters should have too. We give a lot for the company. I’ve seen this happening in the past, athletes were highly valued, and the company was not that big. Today, the company is very large and athletes devalued.”

“If you’re fighting well, you are valued by the company. But you are fired if you lose three straight fights. It’s hard to talk about numbers. You can watch Wanderlei Silva and Dana White discussing numbers. I’m employed by them, I can see their side. But we’ll always seek for valorization. We aren’t monthly paid, that’s why we have to keep fighting. We always try give the best of us in training to go in the cage and have a good performance, thus giving millions for the company. We also want to have part of these millions.”

In a recent interview with, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo discussed the never-ending controversy of UFC fighter pay.