Justin Gaethje Thinks His UFC Philadelphia Paycheck Is Not Adequate, Wants Pay Raise Because He Could “Pass Away Or Suffer A Serious Injury In The Championship Rounds”
The former WSOF Lightweight champion of the world Justin Gaethje is known as a master of leg kicks and a very tough fighter who fights until the last bell. In his last three clashes, Gaethje had ups and downs, with two losses and one win.
Gaethje lost to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 218 via KO. Justin’s clash with Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC On Fox 29 was simply excellent! Justin Gaethje lost via fourth-round TKO, but the match was a real wild brawl!
In his last match, “The Highlight” dominated James Vick at the main event of UFC Fight Night 135 to secure a KO win after only 87 seconds!
Justin Gaethje recently spoke on Ariel Helwani MMA show. “The Highlight” believes his paycheck should be raised, as there is a possibility he might suffer a serious injury or even die inside the Octagon during the last two rounds. (h/t MMAMania.com)
“At the end of the day I may sound like a little bitch when all that comes out. I mean, I am getting, this is four out of five fights that I am main event. There is a reason for that. I would like to be compensated more fairly for those last two rounds,” said Justin.
“But, those two rounds, especially for someone like myself, are the most dangerous rounds that there are. If I do pass away or suffer a serious injury it will probably come in the fourth or fifth round. That’s my only complaint when it comes to that. But again, that’s a small complaint because I am getting a main event on ESPN. The eyeballs are going to be tremendous and it’s going to be great,” said Gaethje, while revealing headlining a UFC event nets a fighter an extra $25,000 payout on top of his or her salary.”
Justin Gaethje claims that championship rounds leave serious health consequences on his body. He thinks $25,000 simply isn’t an adequate reward for that.
“I may sound like spoiled brat when I say an extra $25,000 is not enough, but it is not enough. Who knows what I will get paid, I don’t even want to say, but let’s say I get paid 100/100 for the first three rounds. Then I am getting paid $25,000 for the most crucial, most devastating to my health rounds that there are. And that’s rounds four and five,” he concluded.
Justin Gaethje is set to meet kicking expert and KO artist Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC On ESPN 2, on March 30, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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