Jake Paul Has An Idea For A New Bonus System In The UFC

Jake Paul has a created a system that he believes would benefit UFC fighters.

Jake Paul
(via Jake Paul's IG page)

Internet sensation Jake Paul has proposed a new idea for getting UFC fighters paid more.

Paul has spoken out over fighter pay in the UFC. “The Problem Child” recently took Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel to task over his dismissal of calls for higher pay for the athletes. Paul insisted that change is coming since more people are starting to take notice.

Jake Paul Has Bonus Proposal

Taking to his Twitter account, Jake Paul laid out a plan where every winner on a UFC card would get $50,000 unless they have a poor performance.

“Love seeing fighters get paid. Idea: Commit $50K bonus 4 every winner / $600K per UFC event. 45 events, 12 fights, total payout $27M (2.7% of rev). If winner don’t deserve it / boring fight, spread the $50K to one’s that do on the card. More exciting fights, more pay. Good idea?”

In a move that was praised throughout the MMA community, Dana White handed out $50,000 bonuses to everyone on the UFC London card who scored a finish. Many have said that they hope this is the norm and not the exception going forward.

We’ve seen more high-profile fighters such as UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou take issue with his contract structure. Ngannou has argued that since he’s labeled as an independent contractor, he should be allowed to explore opportunities such as boxing with other promoters. He also feels fighter pay leaves a lot to be desired.

Jon Jones was also none too pleased with what the UFC was willing to offer him for a move up to the heavyweight division. With Dana talking about Jones potentially being inserted in an interim UFC Heavyweight Title bout, it’ll be interesting to see if that issue has been resolved.

Published on March 21, 2022 at 10:58 am
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