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Ronda Rousey's husband and former UFC fighter Travis Browne has hit out at current stars complaining about pay, calling them 'whiney little b*****s.'
UFC might be the biggest MMA promotion in the world, raking in some of the highest pay-per-view numbers in combat sport, but there has been an issue over fighter pay in recent years.
Jon Jones had a huge pay dispute with UFC president Dana White, over a fight with Francis Ngannou, whose had his own issues, and the likes of Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz and even Conor McGregor have also had their own issues.
Whilst even Jake Paul has joined in the pile on, calling for White to 'pay his fighters more,' the 52-year-old has found an ally in Browne, who last fought in 2017.
"You guys always paid me what you said you were gonna pay me, and most of the time, it was actually more," Browne said to White on his Tough Business podcast.
"So, all these people that are complaining about it, that are just talking sh*t about it, at the end of the day, I’m the one that signed that f***ing contract. And then I’m gonna turn around and b**ch about it? Or i’mma b**ch about it to a f***ing reporter or something like that?
"That doesn’t make sense to me as a man. I signed a contract. If I wanted to get paid more, and you guys have always been upfront about it. ‘Hey, if you’re a free agent, go find a better deal.’ I’ve always felt like I was part of the UFC.
"When one of my contracts was up, we had a bigger offer, but I was, like, ‘Listen, the best fighters are here in the UFC, and I’m not trying to be a B-Level fighter. I’m trying to compete against the best.’
"You guys have always treated me right. The pay has been there, and again, it’s always been at least what the contract was, and most of the time it was more.
"So these people that are complaining, people in the media that don’t f***ing hear that they hear the little b**ch that’s crying and complaining. Because you get these, like, entitled people. Or I don’t know where the f**k it comes from.
"It’s like, they’re just whiny little b***hes, and then they go to more whiny little b***hes that’ll write about it."
I don't know if writing about Travis Browne calling fighters and journalists 'whiny little b***hes' in turn makes me a whiny little b**ch but so be it.
The money on offer to former UFC stars to be involved with Jake Paul fights, compared to what they were getting in their own sport, is obviously what attracts them to the fights.
Equally McGregor undoubtedly made more for his Floyd Mayweather boxing fight than he would over multiple UFC fights.
Cheyanne Buys broke down in tears after a recent fight talking about how she'd been broke, before winning a fight of the night bonus, and Sean O'Malley backed his fellow competitor over her troubles.
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