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Dana White names UFC fighter who has 'made millions of dollars' that most people will never have heard of

Tom Jenkins

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Dana White names UFC fighter who has 'made millions of dollars' that most people will never have heard of

Dana White has revealed the staggering amount UFC fighters can earn in the organisation without being one of the 'major stars'.

The UFC has often come under scrutiny for the amount it pays its fighters, with Jake Paul launching an attack on Dana White on the subject in 2023.

“You know, now that the company is making billions of dollars a year, and the fighters are only getting 15 percent of it," Paul stated.

"That’s really where all of it stems from, is wanting higher fighter pay and long-term health care for the fighters."

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Due to this public dispute, many may believe the only way to make the big bucks is if you are a Conor McGregor or Jon Jones, but White recently gave an example of a lesser-known fighter who's been raking in the cash.

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"We got a guy right now who’s 40 years old and he’s on this hot streak, man. His name’s Jim Miller, he’s been around forever," White told The TRUTH Podcast.

"He’s been around since like we bought the company and he’s still fighting."

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The lightweight veteran has been with the promotion since October 2008, amassing an impressive 46 fights and 26 wins in the Octagon, a record unmatched by any other fighter.

"He’s gonna fight on UFC 300 and this is a guy who’s been — I guess you could call him a journeyman in boxing, right? If you ask most people, they wouldn’t know who Jim Miller is, and the guy’s made millions of dollars," White continued.

Despite his prolific career, Miller has never competed for a title during his tenure, although he has consistently been recognised as a top contender.

Jim Miller in the UFC- Getty
Jim Miller in the UFC- Getty
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White also broke gave more transparency to the UFC's method of fighter pay on the podcast.

“When you become a champion, you become a partner. You share in the pay-per-view revenue. Whoever is the champion in boxing, you get the lion's share of the revenue. Here, it’s dispersed through across everybody," White explained.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: UFC, Dana White, MMA

Tom Jenkins
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