Dana White: Fighters Need to Honor Their Contracts (video)

January 9, 2017
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Over the past year, there has been a lot of talk about UFC fighter pay and lots of fighters trying to renegotiate their contracts before they’ve fought out the current deals.

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That doesn’t sit so well with UFC president Dana White, who discussed the matter prior to UFC 207, saying, “Ride the thing out and become a free agent, but honor your deal. I have to honor my deals.”

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  • Guest

    What a crock of sh*t. He’ll gladly pay a fighter more for a fight when it suits the UFC, but he is clearly being a hypocrite for times fighters try to stand up to their ridiculous inflexible iron clad contracts, the way Nick and Ferguson currently are.

    I don’t think every fighter deserves a big pay day, but stop screwing over the guys that deserve one because of their rankings, or their draw power

  • Muaythai4life

    This is what happens when you allow someone to renegotiate their contract mid contract. You open the flood gates. Sports teams do it all the time, and suffer a known backlash. The difference there is a sports team has a few players, Dana has the whole UFC. Don’t do it for one if you aren’t prepared to do it for all.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    Stop signing multi fight deals! If they can cut you at anytime, your contract means nothing anyways.

  • Sean

    Man I really want to see khalabib vs ferguson so I think it fair to pay them the same because I’m sure there are lots of fans looking forward to that fight, tightass pricks

  • cudgel

    “but honor your deal. I have to honor my deals.” Do you?