Fighter pay will always be a hot topic. UFC veteran heavyweight Matt Mitrione recently spoke on the Three Amigos Podcast and talked about his own issues with the pay scale set by the UFC (transcribed by MMA Mania):
“I don’t necessarily agree that it’s going to have to force a trickle down to everybody else because they — the UFC — don’t care. They’re going to say, ‘Yeah, Conor’s making $100 million, so you’re going to take 10 [thousand] and 10 and you’re going to like it, or your just not going to fight and that’s all there is to it. Like Paige [VanZant] and Sage [Northcutt], they get paid more than I do. I’ve had 13 fights in the UFC — should’ve been 14 with [Stefan] Struve — and Paige and Sage both get paid more than I do. That’s ridiculous.”
While fighters at the top of their divisions are getting paid the highest and most of them having good things to say about their pay such as Joanna Jedrzejczyk, apparently, not all the fighters are happy.