In a time the place making an attempt to get a increase in combined martial arts (MMA) is all the trend, Tim Elliott is getting his, even if he’s on a three-fight shedding streak.
You learn appropriately, an Final Preventing Championship (UFC) fighter — who has but to carry a title with the promotion — is getting paid more cash on his new contract despite the fact that his final win got here in late 2017. So how did the scrappy Flyweight do it?
He breaks all of it all the way down to MMA Junkie.
“I simply bought 4 fights, I believe as a result of they realize it’s not about wins and losses in combating. To be within the UFC is lots. They’ve guys which can be out getting in hassle and getting drunk, and guys which can be lacking weight. In the event that they signal new guys, they don’t know in the event that they’re going to be good matches within the promotion,” he mentioned. “They know that I’m not going to trigger any hassle for the promotion. They know I’m going to indicate up and make weight.”
Elliott inked his new deal forward of his bout towards Ryan Benoit, which is ready to go down this Wednesday evening (July 15, 2020) on Yas Island, Abu, Dhabi. Will probably be the thirteenth time Elliott steps foot contained in the Octagon. Throughout his second and most up-to-date stint, he has solely managed to rack up a 2-5 report, however the former TITAN FC 125-pound champion says on the finish of the day, whereas wins are undoubtedly necessary to him and his employer, so is reliability and trustworthiness.
“They know I’m going to return out and carry out, whether or not I win or lose. I simply bought arm-triangled within the second spherical they usually gave me a $50,000 bonus. They know that I’m going to return. I’m an organization man. They don’t have to fret about me,” he mentioned.
“I’m on time for every part. I’m simple to work with. It’s not simply combating. It’s a enterprise, and you must be a businessman. I really feel like I’m lastly coming into that.”
Lately, a number of high-profile fighters have come out to talk towards UFC’s pay construction. And whereas some could have gotten their bag of money after some back-and-forth arguments and others seemingly on their manner out empty-handed, there are nonetheless some who’re holding out for higher pay.
Nonetheless, it’s good to listen to a feel-good story proving that UFC does care for one in all its personal with out all the drama.