Why Doesn’t the UFC Reveal Exactly How Much Their Fighters Make? Dana White Explains

January 26, 2012

Why doesn’t the UFC reveal the exact amount their fighters are paid?

Well, according to UFC President Dana White they don’t put out exactly what their athletes make because once that figure becomes public knowledge, his fighters become the target of every hanger on in the world.

White spoke about the subject on Thursday, and compared the recent signing of former Milwaukee Brewers first basemen Prince Fielder to a multi-million dollar deal with the Detroit Tigers.

“All I have seen for the past 3 days is that Prince Fielder is making $214 million dollars over the next 9 years. That sounds awesome right? Everybody would love to be Prince Fielder. (Expletive) no, you don’t want to be Prince Fielder over the next three years,” White said.

“His whole life is going to change. He thought it was bad before with the (expletive) he had going on in his life? Everybody and their mother is coming after that 214. Believe me when I tell you. Mark my words, Prince Fielder talk to me in five years and tell me what it was like when the news put out there that you were making $214 million dollars. I’m not going to do that to my guys.”

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