Several Fighters Call For Higher Pay Following UFC Sale
By FCF Staff
Following Monday’s news that the UFC has been sold for approximately $4 billion dollars, several fighters have called for more revenue to be sent the athlete’s way.
After reports and weeks of speculation that the promotion was going to be sold, earlier today it was confirmed that WME | IMG has acquired the UFC. Silver Lake Partners and KKR, MSD Capital, L.P. and MSD Partners, L.P. are providing financing for the purchase.
Not long after, some of the comments below were tweeted out:
— Kyle Kingsbury (@Kingsbu) July 11, 2016
Wishful thinking suggest UFC sale = higher fighter pay, but I've never made an investment in hopes of finding ways to slow down my return
— Cody Gibson (@TheRenegade559) July 11, 2016
1 single move that would change the sport for the best, literally overnight..
Match the revenue split to all major sports. (Close to 50/50)
— Johnny Hollywood (@HollywoodCase) July 11, 2016
Perfect time to change the revenue split to ➡️ 46% / 54% split to be equal to the other major sports.#WeAllNeedToEat
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) July 11, 2016