Dana White is the President of the UFC and is certainly a controversial figure in the world of MMA. Dana White was also previously accused of an ‘illegal crime’ in Las Vegas.
The subject of low fighter pay for UFC fighters has been one of the biggest discussions in recent memory, with Dana White always defending what UFC pays their fighters. The UFC President recently spoke with Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, where he was asked about the disparity in pay between boxers and UFC fighters.
Dana White made it clear that UFC pays their fighters fairly and shut down any claims that professional boxers make more money than UFC stars.
“Yeah, definitely. Listen, when you talk about the elite, I’m putting on 44 fights in a year, right? And people are buying these pay-per-views, you know. 13 or 14 a year, watching all the other ones building, whatever. Then, when you look at what most of these guys make, most UFC fighters make more than boxers, okay? Most UFC fighters make more than boxers, especially at a lower level. Then, the guys, you know, the Khabibs, the Conors, the Ronda [Rousey’s], you know, even the Jon Jones’, these guys make more than most of these guys that are fighting for big title fights. Don’t believe the bull***t. Don’t believe all the stuff you hear. These guys make a lot of money.”
In other news, Jon Jones is currently one of the best fighters in the history of the MMA world and has had 14 successful title defences and cemented his legacy as one of the best ever. Jon Jones’ interesting message to Fedor previously leaked as well.
Jon Jones has repeatedly talked about deserving better pay for fighting the likes of UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou. The whole topic of UFC fighters deserving better pay has maintained steam throughout the months. However, it might have affected Jon Jones’ career in the UFC.
Jon Jones has competed in a total of 28 times and has career earnings under $10 million. Despite this, he has been a champion for UFC fighter rights as he believes he and several other UFC fighters have been severely underpaid by the promotion and Dana White.