Lee on a fighters’ union: It’s gonna happen, it’s inevitable

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    UFC welterweight Kevin Lee believes a fighters’ union will eventually make its way into the UFC despite failed attempts in the past.

    Project Spearhead was the most notable recent association that popped up in the hopes of bringing a union to the UFC. However, with the founder and leader of Project Spearhead, Leslie Smith, no longer being in the UFC, talks of a union went cold.

    Speaking recently on The JRE MMA Show, Lee still feels a union will eventually reach the UFC.

    “I think it’s inevitable,” Lee said. “Eventually it’s gonna happen. I think it’s once the UFC - the UFC is gonna change a little bit, I feel like. It’s the same way I’m looking at the way Facebook has been doing stuff and all these other…


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    I’ll believe it when I see it. They couldn’t even get 100 fighters to sign a damn card to see if they’re contractors or employees.
     
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    Will you please stop saying that.
     
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    They couldn't though lol.
     
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    If only I could put my finger on why he’s suddenly going on the record about a union.


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    Nah, it's because Rogan asked him directly. He didn't say he's in favor or against it. You should know better than to fall for Wild's clickbait.
     
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    There wont be any Union, atleast not in a foreseeable future. the only thing that can solve payment is if all the champions get together and decide were not fighting until the other fighters get better pay. Its not even plausable. Lee is about as right here as he is in predicting his own or Khabibs fights.
     
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    I thought I covered this already in another thread
    I will not offer any further knowledge on this subject
     
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    To be fair, the 30% threshold is closer to 180. Was it leaked somewhere that their total was under 100? Because if so that's pretty pathetic.

    Smith had an actual realistic plan. If a court ruled they were actually employees, they would have given the fighters some immediate leverage.
     
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    I hope they get one, and make David Robinson the head honcho.
     
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    Leslie Smith was and is a shitshow of a rep for starting a union. Even the other fighters that went along with her ripped her apart...
     
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    Unfortunately I think this is true
     
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