Poll reveals that 76% of MMA fighters are in favor of a union

In the September 16 edition of ESPN the Magazine, “MMA Confidential” unveiled the results of a quiz that was taken by 38 mixed martial artists, most of whom fight under the UFC banner, on a variety of hot topics.

Here are the results:

51 percent believe fighters are taking some form of performance-enhancing drugs

47 percent are convinced that abstinence will benefit them on fight night

29 percent worry about a fighter dying inside the Octagon

41 percent believe Georges St. Pierre is the best MMA fighter on earth

16 percent admit that sweat is the grossest thing about their opponents

96 percent are opposed to having a transgender athlete compete in MMA

27 percent have competed against opponents who lost their bowels during a fight

74 percent are against promoter-mandated “super fights”

76 percent are in favor of a fighter’s union

For the record, the UFC employs over 300 mixed martial arts fighters. Which means around 90% of the fighters on the active roster were not quizzed.

Some other interesting facts from the quiz results include:

The average fighter salary ($70,307)

The average amount of weight cut prior to a fight (17 pounds)

The results of the poll are very interesting, but it is hard to judge how accurate the percentages really are with so few fighters being quizzed.

What do you think Penn Nation?


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