The UFC continues to skyrocket its revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected sport around the world, but Dan Hardy thinks that's more
The UFC continues to skyrocket its revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected sport around the world, but Dan Hardy thinks that’s more of a reason for the UFC to pay its fighters what they are really worth. for the company.
Hardy is a former UFC commentator and welterweight title contender who had a big rift with the promotion. He was fired from the UFC broadcast team for a series of altercations he had with referees and UFC staff members. during his time as a commentator on the billboards.
The theme of Compensation for fighters in the UFC has become a more important issue for promotion during the pandemic, as stars like Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal and commentators like Hardy have alluded to it. During a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Hardy lashed out at the UFC for its current pay model.
«Not a good imageHardy said when speaking to MMA Fighting. “I also don’t think it looks good for someone like Brian Kelleher to say he’s looking for a YouTuber to fight so he doesn’t have to get a job at Walmart when his career ends.”
«The atmosphere the UFC has created is everyone fighting for the crumbsHardy continued. Everything revolves around bonuses. Why can’t it be about pay? Make sure these fighters are covered before you go in there so they are not struggling with a deficit and waiting for a bonus to rescue them. »
Hardy is considering a possible return to MMA after a long hiatus. He is studying possible ONE Championship appearances, although nothing has materialized. The last time Hardy competed in the UFC was in 2012 with a win over Amir Sadollah., and before that he knocked out Duane Ludwig.
Hardy has become one of the most prominent voices on behalf of wrestlers around the world, advocating for changes to pay models and fringe benefits for retired athletes. It seems that the debate over the compensation of fighters in the UFC does not seem to be going away anytime soon.