You possibly can add former light-weight champion Sean Sherk to the rising record of the UFC’s critics concerning the firm’s present fighter pay scale. In a current Fb submit, the 47-year-old ‘Muscle Shark’ had this to say.
I believe the UFC must be extraordinarily embarrassed by the truth that their former champions and high ranked fighters must go combat YouTube stars with barely any combating expertise and make 10 occasions more cash than they do within the UFC.
I’ve been retired for 10 years and nothing has modified in that group. UFC fighters are nonetheless the worst paid athletes on the most important stage.
Imagine me I’ve my tales too.
The “former champions and top-ranked fighters” that Sherk was referring to are possible teammates Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley. Each males have already said that their respective fights with YouTuber Jake Paul marked the most important payday of their skilled careers.
Sherk, who’s been retired since 2010, isn’t the one veteran of his period to talk out in opposition to their former employer. Other than the numerous that mentioned fighter pay, fellow UFC alums like Grey Maynard, Mike Pierce, and Sam Stout additionally created the hashtag #JoeSilvaStories final yr to air out their grievances in opposition to former matchmaker Joe Silva.