As critics mock the NBA and other sports for subscribing to their “go woke, go broke” theory, many of those same detractors have praised the UFC while ignoring that fighters are literally going broke. The UFC is thriving as a sport and prospering as an organization, in part due to its fighter pay structure that is now routinely highlighted in a negative light.
After No. 3 ranked middleweight fighter Jared Cannonier defeated Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Vegas 34 over the weekend, the victor explained why he needed to get right back into the Octagon.
“I’m broke, so I need to fight,” Cannonier told Daniel Cormier when asked if he will wait for his shot at