This sucks. The grind of being a professional MMA fighter may have sapped the joy out of Cole Miller’s warrior spirit. The UFC has never been known for its great fighter relations but for this The Ultimate Fight season five cast member, enough may be enough.
Remember that Fight Night in Philippines the UFC canceled in early October? Yeah, the ripple effect of BJ Penn pulling out due to injury was heard across the card. In a new interview with Sherdog, Miller is pretty tired of the bullshit and he then proceeds to put the UFC on blast for their treatment of their fighters.
(Editor’s note: *cough*……union……*cough* unionize for better fighter rights and improved working conditions *cough*)
Driving all night to the airport only to find out your fight is canceled? Check. Denied a face to face meeting with new owners? Check. Training nine weeks for a fight only to get 1/3 of your show money than not getting booked again for another 60 days? Check.
Cole Miller is pissed and he makes some great points about fighter mistreatment inside the world’s biggest promotion.