Dana White hits back at critics of UFC fighter pay

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UFC President Dana White doesn’t like talking about fighter pay.

The UFC has unrivaled control over the sport as the world’s premier MMA company. In addition to providing entertainment, they were able to take the sport mainstream and turn it into a successful economic proposition. However, the rise of the UFC is frequently hampered by claims that it underpays athletes who demand a larger share of the action.

Dana White hits back at critics of UFC fighter pay

White was questioned by GQ Sports about why fighter salary is such a big topic in the business during a fan Q&A session.

“Listen, there aren’t too many things you can talk s**t about the UFC. If you look at what we have done with the business in the last 22 years, it’s incredible. Never been done, ever, the things that we’ve done in the fight business. You always have to have something to b**ch about.

“Fighters always want to make more money. Boxing has absolutely been destroyed because of money and all the things that go on.”

Dana White doesn’t want to hear it

“If you don’t like it, there’s a simple solution to this problem. Go start your own MMA organization. (There’s) no barrier to entry. Knock yourself out. Pay ’em what you wanna pay ’em. It’s been done before. How’s it worked out for other guys? Not well. Mind your business.”

Transcription courtesy of LowKickMMA