UFC president Dana White recently revealed in a podcast that a UFC fighter made $750,000 to fight in the preliminary card of the recently concluded UFC 268 event. Joe Rogan Humiliates Colby Covington
Dana White opens up on the paycheck
In the podcast Pardon My Take, White was asked to reveal a payout of any fighter fighting at a pay-per-view event. Though he did not disclose the fighter’s identity he went on to reveal the paycheck. He replied:
“You know this kid [Badou] Jack, former world champion. He’s Fighting this weekend in the middle east, and he’s making $75k, okay?. A guy who’s on the prelims, never been a world champion, and I won’t mention his name, is making $750,000.”
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— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) November 10, 2021
Dana White has been heavily criticized by the combat sports community for not paying UFC fighters their deserved worth. Popular figures like Jake Paul have also publicly lambasted White low paychecks to the UFC fighters. Previously, the former UFC Double Champion Conor McGregor had also received his biggest payout on the day, surpassing his prior UFC purses by a long shot. The reported amount was estimated to be around $100 million.