Just lately, quite a lot of UFC fighters have been arguing the toss relating to their contracts. Fighters reminiscent of Jorge Masvidal have overtly criticized the way in which UFC handles its contractual negotiations. Famend MMA supervisor Ali Abdelaziz has chipped within the dialogue along with his tackle the difficulty as effectively.

Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal have been complaining that they don’t seem to be getting what they’re due within the UFC. Jones has even talked about vacating his Mild Heavyweight belt. However, Dana White argues that each Masvidal and Jones have round eight fights left of their UFC contracts. Furthermore, they’ve simply signed new contracts final yr.

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Jorge Masvidal after defeating Nate Diaz throughout UFC 244 at Madison Sq. Backyard. Necessary Credit score: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports activities

Former UFC fighter Grey Maynard lashed out on the UFC over pay disputes. He stated that the group is holding fighters, hostage, by signing such prolonged contracts. That is the place the Dominance MMA supremo stepped in. Ali stated that the fighters signal the contracts at their peril. He added that none of his fighters is underneath such a contract.

“It’s as much as us to signal eight combat deal or not? None of my fighters underneath an eight combat deal,” Ali wrote on Twitter.

Former UFC Welterweight agrees with Ali Abdelaziz

Former UFC Welterweight Nordine Taleb additionally agreed with Ali, despite the fact that Taleb was his personal supervisor. Nevertheless, if Jorge Masvidal is believed to be true, then the UFC doesn’t give its fighters an opportunity of negotiating their contracts. It’s all the time on a ‘take it or go away it’ foundation.

Ali Abdelaziz is likely one of the most interesting managers within the UFC proper now. The listing of his purchasers is a testimonial to his success. He’s the supervisor of a number of UFC champs reminiscent of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Kamaru Usman. Interim Light-weight champ Justin Gaethje and former double champ Henry Cejudo have additionally employed Ali as their supervisor. Ali’s reign doesn’t cease on the UFC. Even PFL champ Kayla Harrison is his consumer.


By way of all this, Dana has maintained his stand that he isn’t forcing anybody to combat. Nevertheless, since fighters are on a contract he owes them the fights. Consequently, he makes a suggestion. The fighters can refuse if they need. He has additionally positioned the blame of the state of affairs on the continuing pandemic. The UFC President has reiterated that regardless of the pandemic, he hasn’t shut down his enterprise.

The pay construction of UFC fighters has all the time been a matter of dispute. After the group’s sale to Endeavour in 2016, it turned clear that the UFC was solely paying a small chunk of their income to the fighters.

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