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American fighter mixed martial (MMA) Jorge Masvidal laid claim to the leadership of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) on the proportion of athletes in the profits of the company. Interview with the American left in the show Sportcenter on YouTube.
35-year-old fighter said that it is not so much about the fees, but about the proportion of athletes in the revenue from the tournament. Masvidal drew attention to income distribution in other organizations in the National basketball Association (NBA), National hockey League (NHL) and others. “Not that I need more money. I just have a lot of questions about how and who gets the revenue. In these Championships to the athletes accounts for nearly half of the revenue from matches. We have also this figure is about 18 percent,” said Masvidal.
Winner of the special title of “main villain” of the UFC also commented on his recent statement. Earlier, the soldier asked the organization to break a contract with him. According to Masvidal if the UFC do not think it is profitable fighter, the company may have to let him go.
Masvidal competes in the Welterweight weight class of the UFC. Currently negotiations are ongoing regarding a title duel against other Americans Camara Usman.
Earlier in the conflict with the leadership of the UFC joined the best fighter of the organization John Jones. He also drew attention to the lack of income and abdicated the title of champion in the light heavyweight division.
Masvidal won a belt of the “main villain” of the UFC in November 2019. He then defeated compatriot Nate Diaz. This game was positioned as a “super fight”. The award was presented by wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson.
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