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Chael Sonnen Defends Dana White Over Fighter Pay

Former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has come out to defend UFC President Dana White over fighter pay.

Sonnen has come to the defence of White over fighters complaining a couple of lack of adequate pay after a current dispute with heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

In a current video taken from his Youtube channel, Sonnen expressed how White was the primary to champion for larger purses for fighters.

He added; “The one that believes fighters have been exploited and fighters weren’t paid sufficient is Dana. And they’re now making an attempt to make use of the identical argument that he introduced ahead and act as if he’s doing one thing incorrect.

“When I first fought in the UFC, the year was 2005. I was paid $2,000 to show and $2,000 to win. I could not believe how much money I had in my pocket when I got that check. $2,000 in 2005.”

Sonnen went on to say that the general pay for fighters in right this moment’s panorama has considerably risen since then. With payouts rising from $2000 to $12,000

With the ”dangerous man” providing anybody a reward who can title a number of corporations in addition to the UFC who has accomplished the identical factor.

”The minimal pay proper now could be $12,000. The minimal now could be six instances as a lot. I’ll give two tickets to anyone who reveals me any firm on this planet that’s paying six instances (extra) proper now than what it paid 15 years in the past.”

The matter of fighter pay has been lengthy mentioned in MMA, and particularly within the UFC. With former Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones within the highlight.

After vacating his Lightweight strap and transferring as much as Heavyweight, Jones expressed he needs to be compensated extra if he have been to problem UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou.

Jones was instantly shot down by White, who claimed Jones needed Deontay Wilder money for transferring up a weight class.

White’s Response to Jones

During a media scrum in May, White responded to Jones’s claims, claiming he needed over £30 million, and that £8-10 million was just too low.

 “We have text messages from Jon Jones. It’s not like I can’t prove what I’m saying is true. We have text messages from him but I’m not going to do that. I’m not going to put his text messages out in the press”.

“If Jon Jones wants to sit down and take a lie detector test about who’s lying and who’s not, we can do that, too”.

 

 

 

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