Donald Cerrone Becomes Latest Fighter To Publicly Grouse About His Earnings

Published on June 20th, 2016 4:31 pm EST

If reports are to be believed, Dana White and the Fertitta brothers are soon set to cash in very big.

According to reports, the UFC is close to being sold for a reported $4.2 billion. This would give the Fertitta brothers billion dollar plus paydays, as they are the majority shareholders in Zuffa, LLC.

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The fact that the Fertittas and Dana White are set to cash in hasn't been lost on some of the fighters under the UFC banner, as in recent days and weeks we've seen more fighters take to public forums to express dissatisfaction with their contracts.

Donald Cerrone, who has been considered a "company man" for years thanks to his willingness to accept fights on very short notice, said after his recent win over Patrick Cote that it was obvious that the UFC didn't care about him, based on the amount of money that he receives from the promotion.

In addition, Rory MacDonald, who is now entering free agency following two straight losses, has been publicly airing his displeasure over the state of his contract for months. There is a feeling that MacDonald could end up with Bellator as a result of his unhappiness.

The MMA King is thinking deep about the situation that is the product of a looming franchise sale (for big money)


Many people have long complained that the UFC has not paid nearly enough of its revenues to its fighters. The Reebok uniform deal has certainly not helped matters, as now fighters are extremely limited in terms of how much sponsorship money they can make.

With the Fertittas and White likely soon to be swimming in cash, you can safely assume that there will be more grumbling in the near future.


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