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Aljamain Sterling calls for UFC fighter pay hike after Endevor ‘generated record £840m last year’

‘Is an additional 5 per cent going to kill you guys?’: Aljamain Sterling calls for UFC fighter pay hike after mother or father company Endevor ‘generated record £840m last year’

  • UFC fighter pay has emerged as a significant speaking level over the last two years 
  • Aljamain Sterling is the most recent star to supply his opinion, calling for extra 
  • UFC revenues are on the rise and he desires fighters to get additional 5 p.c  

Aljamain Sterling has referred to as for the UFC to pay all fighters an additional 5 per cent after house owners Endevor reportedly made greater than £840million last year. 

Fighter pay has develop into a scorching matter in current months and the UFC have been at loggerheads with prime stars together with Jon Jones, Francis Ngannou and Henry Cejudo. 

Sterling, who not too long ago defended the UFC bantamweight title in a controversial choice over Petr Yan, thinks there may be loads of wiggle room for the promotion to supply better remuneration. 

Aljamain Sterling, the UFC bantamweight champion, wants more money for fighters

Aljamain Sterling, the UFC bantamweight champion, desires extra money for fighters

Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel mentioned not too long ago that the company had achieved ‘very, very effectively’  and Dana White has claimed even growing combat evening bonuses would ‘f—okay up our funds.’

But Sterling informed MMA Junkie: ‘It’s simply the business facet. They need to pay us much less, we all the time need to receives a commission extra. 

‘And all of us rightfully assume that there is extra money that could possibly be divvied out to the fighters due to how a lot money they clear.

‘It’s a public company, so we get to see these numbers. You imply to inform me in the event you gave us an additional 5% that is gonna kill you guys? An additional 5% of upwards of 900 million? 

UFC president Dana White has previously said paying fighters more is not possible

UFC president Dana White has beforehand mentioned paying fighters extra is just not potential

Sterling defended his bantamweight title in the co-main event of UFC 273

Sterling defended his bantamweight title within the co-main occasion of UFC 273 

‘I do not know the precise quantity, upwards of over 800million {dollars}? I feel you guys will survive. I feel that is one of the best ways I might put that. It’s not being grasping.

‘I do perceive the business mannequin aspect of it, like not each fighter is bringing viewers to this system or placing butts within the seats, however on the similar time we’re the product that persons are tuning in to see. 

‘So whether or not or not we’re the large identify, combating below the UFC umbrella implies that we’re worthy of being watched on nationwide tv — worldwide tv on a world degree.

The UFC reportedly generated £659m and £682m in 2019 and 2020 after which made £840m in income last year. 

Endevor bosses Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell banked £236m and £94m respectively last year. With these mammoth payouts in thoughts, it’s maybe not stunning Sterling and different UFC stars are calling for a bigger slice of the pie. 

The UFC have been wildly successful and more fighters are calling for pay rises

The UFC have been wildly profitable and extra fighters are calling for pay rises

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