- Jul 20, 2016
It hasn’t been a good week for Joe Silva.
If you haven’t been paying attention lately, UFC fighter pay is under the microscope thanks to the recent public feuds between the promotion and stars Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal, as well as the retirements of Conor McGregor (probably not serious) and Henry Cejudo and Amanda Nunes pondering it. As a result, a plethora of former UFC fighters have come forward to speak up about their past experiences dealing with the promotion.
In particular, it seems many of these ex-UFC fighters have a disdain for – as Jon Fitch put it – “extra special a**hole” Silva, who served as UFC matchmaker from 1996 to 2016 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame’s “Contributor” wing the next year.
Because of this, a “Me Too movement on Joe Silva” (Eddie Alvarez’s words) has emerged, leading to a #JoeSilvaStories hashtag that has taken off on Twitter....
It hasn’t been a good week for “special kind of a**hole” Joe Silva, the former UFC matchmaker at the center of a movement.
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