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The head of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC), Dana white answered questions from followers on his Twitter account. In particular, he raised the salaries of athletes.
One user accused the white in the desire to save on the athletes. “Why don’t you pay the fighters as much as they deserve?” he asked.
“First, you’re dumb. Let’s start with this. And you don’t know about the real salaries of the fighters. And in General — everybody always wants more money. There will always be problems,” said white.
Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, according to the fighter, received a multimillion-dollar fee for the fight against Dustin Pore. He went to the UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi ended with the victory of the Russian fighter.
In March, Forbes magazine gave a report on payments to fighters for the organization UFC 235. Then in the main event, the American Jon Jones retained the title of the champion of UFC in a light heavyweight and defeated compatriot Anthony Smith. Jones is the best fighter of the organization without regard to weight classes for the fight 500 thousand dollars. Most of the participants of the evening have received less than 50 thousand dollars per show.
Video, photo All from Russia.