The battle between fighters and fighter pay in mixed martial arts will mostly never end. At least until fighters decide to band together and unionize. Some of the UFC’s biggest stars and standing up and stepping out against unfair wages. Stars like Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, and Jorge Masvidal have all expressed their frustrations with the UFC. So much so, that fighters have begun to ask for their release from the company. In the lastest dealings with fighter pay, UFC Bantamweight Jessica Rose-Clark recently shared a photo of her bank account. Fans were outraged at what they saw.
UFC Vegas 11
Jessy Jess fought Sarah Alpar last night at UFC Vegas 11. The one-sided beating by the hands of Clark was a gradual process. As the fight began, Alpar used her strength in an effort to stay close to JRC and eliminate her striking ability. However, as the fight progressed, Jessy Jess was able to land a legal knee that appeared to be illegal in real-time. Nonetheless, the knee was declared legal, shattering Alpar’s nose.
While the fight should have been over, it continued due to the referee’s discretion. At that point, Rose-Clark battered her opponent to a third-round TKO finish. After the fight, Jessy thought she did enough to earn the performance of the fight honors. But, the 50k awards went to Mackenzie Dern, Khamzat Chimaev, Randy Costa, and Damon Jackson.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) September 19, 2020
Jessica Rose-Clark Shares Bank Account
Earlier, Jessica took to social media to show an image of her bank account. That was after pleading for a performance bonus shortly after her victory.
— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) September 20, 2020
“A bonus would have been nice Uncle Dana. I’ll do better next time,” wrote Rose-Clark on Twitter.
Unionize or Suffer
What do fans of the sport think it will take for the fighters to earn a percentage increase in revenue? Or, will the UFC simply continue to have the majority of the pie to themselves? Until fighters unionize, expect to see more heartbreaking financial stories from some of the fan’s favorite fighters.