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Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Evan Dunham Explains Reasons For Callout of Al Iaquinta

Evan Dunham (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Recently Evan Dunham caused a bit of a buzz by calling out Al Iaquinta, and now the lightweight’s offered some insights, as to why he did.

Dunham called Iaquinta out via Twitter, and while doing so, he argued “everyone is tired of hearing you bitch about $”. In recent months, Iaquinta has been a vocal critic of the UFC, and his current contract with the promotion.

More recently, Dunham appeared on MMA Junkie Radio, and he had this to say, while discussing why he targeted Iaquinta (quote via MMA Junkie):

“He’s got some hype on his name because he keeps bitching and moaning about how much he’s getting paid,” Dunham said. “And I agree with Al Iaquinta that we are underpaid. Absolutely. But if you want to get paid more, there’s only solution. Either you need to, A: Not fight, not get paid at all.

“Or, B: You need to finish your contract, because you know what you signed when you got into it. Finish your contract, and renegotiate. That’s how it works. I think we’re underpaid absolutely, but you’re at a point where it’s kind of (expletive) or get off the pot.”

Dunham is coming off a decision win over Rick Glenn in September, and has won four straight fights. Iaquinta, on the other hand, KO’d Diego Sanchez in his last bout and has won five in a row.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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