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- Dec 31, 2014
UFC fighter pay has always been an area of vehement discussion.
Historically, the UFC has received criticism for fighter pay despite being the largest MMA promotion. 2018 marked the first (and only) time an MMA athlete was on the overall top-10 Forbes list of highest paid athletes — with the #4 spot belonging to Conor McGregor.
UFC president Dana White has been outspoken in the past when questioned about fighter pay. He recently sat down with ESPN MMA to recap 2019 for the UFC, where he addressed finance among the top stars.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto asked, “can you give an idea of what a star in the UFC is capable of making?” To which White replied simply, “it’s crazy…
Dana White: UFC stars make ‘crazy money’