Dana White Defends UFC Fighter Pay, Says Boxers Are ‘Overpaid’

  • Dana White defended UFC fighter pay by calling boxers “overpaid” on The Pivot podcast.
  • MMA fans reacted to White’s comments on social media
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Dana White is once again defending UFC fighter pay.

On Tuesday, White went on The Pivot podcast and not only defended how much the UFC pays fighters but also blasted boxers for being overpaid.

“There’s always gonna be head butting,” “Do you make enough money? Do you? I want to meet that guy that goes, ‘Oh, I’m good. I make plenty of money. I don’t need another dime.’ You’re never going to meet that guy. It’s never going to happen. Everybody wants more money. And one of the big problems with boxing, too, is that all those f****** guys are overpaid, and every time they put on a fight, it’s a going-out-of-business sale. We’re just trying to get as much f****** money as we can from you guys, and then we’re out of here. We’ll see you in three years.

“You can’t build a league like that. You can’t build a sport. You can’t have 750 fighters under contract, making money, feeding their families every year, with that kind of mentality. It doesn’t work. You have to run a business.”

Ryan Clark, one of the co-hosts of The Pivot podcast, received some backlash from UFC fans who felt he should have pushed back against White over his comments about fighter pay.