Jorge Masvidal and Dana White confirmed no indicators of backing down over the dispute surrounding pay in UFC.
Well-liked welterweight Masvidal added his voice to that of Jon Jones over grievances in direction of UFC with reference to how a lot the corporate pays athletes. The stand-off led to Jones saying he has vacated his gentle heavyweight belt and asking to be launched from his contract, a request echoed by Masvidal.
Masvidal claimed UFC pays fighters simply 18% of its income, however president White stated the BMF belt-holder had solely not too long ago agreed to a brand new contract and as such has little wiggle room.
“Being the monetary wizard he’s, I am assuming his numbers are right,” White stated at his information convention following UFC 250. “Masvidal simply signed a brand new eight-fight deal. He is obtained seven fights left in his deal. My folks had been working with him attempting to get a deal carried out when he already has a deal. Jon Jones has seven fights left. He simply signed a brand new deal lower than a 12 months in the past. So guys, you possibly can say no matter you need. I’ve a deal which continues to be a take care of each guys. This is not like a type of situations the place they have a three-year-old deal they usually’re like, ‘Oh man that was three years in the past. I am in a a lot totally different place proper now’. This was months in the past.”
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Masvidal appeared on SportsCenter to clarify how he’s not requesting a wage increase however a higher income share.
“So I am asking for an even bigger income share of what we usher in, you already know,” Masvidal stated. “I obtained lots of questions and certainly one of them is NBA, NHL, baseball, they make I believe 40% of what the group brings in. Soccer I believe is 47%. Mine is like 18%.”
Masvidal tweeted earlier than the UFC occasion he desires to be let go from his contract.
I’m not an unbiased contractor if I can’t go anyplace else to make a residing. Let me go and let me see if I’m value it @espn #supernecessary
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) June 5, 2020
Masvidal expanded his ideas in an interview with SportsCenter.
“So I’ve these questions, like why a lot? Does placing the cage up value a lot? Is it the set-up? However what’s it that’s a lot? And I would like these questions answered. So I assumed what higher place to come back than on right here and ask these questions,” Masvidal stated. “None of us, no fighter ever has obtained a share of the gate, or the hotdog gross sales, or the pina coladas that they promote. We do not get any of that. We do not get a share of the gate, we do not get a share of the t-shirts and none of that offered. So what does it matter to us? Why do I’ve to do my job at a lesser charge? Now, in the event that they had been giving us 50% shares or 40%, or any of that stuff, it will be a distinct ball recreation. Yeah, we might come to totally different phrases like how they do it within the NBA and different sports activities due to the issues which are at hand. Most of us might be glad if it was 30% coming again over, but it surely’s not even that. It is lower than 20%, and I am having these questions.”