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Friday, 06/28/2013, 05:19 pm

Travis Browne Bashes Fighters That Complain About Pay

 

By JAKE CHASTAIN

| The last couple of weeks we’ve seen several reports of fighters coming out and bashing the pay-scale that they receive for doing their jobs in the UFC. Among that group was Rampage Jackson, Jon Fitch, Jacob Volkmann, and most recently, Tim Kennedy. It’s not secrete that the fighters put their bodies and minds through hell to put on spectacular shows for us, and it’s no secret what the UFC  pays them to do it, as we see reports all the time. However, it’s rare that we see someone go against the grain in a situation like this one, but UFC heavyweight Travis Browne voiced his opinion on the topic in a recent interview.  Here is an excerpt from that interview:

“I’m doing alright for myself, and I’m taking care of my family,” he said. “I know what I’m getting myself into. It’s not like their promising me a million and giving me 10 grand. I signed on the dotted line, and I’m doing what I want to do. I’m able to take care of my family and provide, and that’s success for me.”

“If you want to fight, this is what’s promised to you,” he said. “If you agree to it, then I don’t feel like you have the right to go back and say, ‘They’re not paying me that much.’ You agreed to it. This is your job. I think that some guys may forget about that a little bit.

“Tim isn’t the first guy to ever say that. Look at (heavyweight) Todd Duffee. … He basically got cut for what he said. I don’t agree with it. I’m not going to complain after I’m the one that signed on the dotted line. They’re not twisting my arm to sign with them.”

To read the entire interview click here.

So what do you think, Penn Nation? Do you agree with the opinions of Travis Browne or are you taking the side of Kennedy and crew? This is a hot topic in the MMA world, especially with more and more fighters being released from the UFC and having to find homes elsewhere. Is the UFC that bad of an employer or are the fighters just bitter toward the biggest MMA promotion in the world? Let’s hear what you all think. Sound off!

-Jake Chastain

@jchastain45

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