UFC President Dana White had a solution for fighters who claim they aren’t getting paid enough for throwing their bodies on the line inside the cage.
Speaking on this week’s episode of Dana White’s Contender series, he spoke about how fighters should follow in Kevin Holland’s footsteps if they are to make a lot of money.
“My bigmouth boy. Look what he did, how it all played out between him and me. Then he ends up entering the UFC. Do you know how much money this kid made? It’s crazy, ”White said. “You stay active. You are a professional fighter. This is what you do. And if you can fight often, you should. A, you are paid more. You get paid a lot more. And you run out of contracts faster, which you keep going like that.
Holland has had at least three fights every year since 2019. In 2020, he appeared in five huge fights, winning them all.
According to MMA Salaries, Holland has earned $ 790,000 in his last seven fights. This explains why the UFC middleweight spends his money on luxury vehicles these days.
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“The bottom line is: the more you fight, the more people see you; the more famous you become; obviously, if you keep winning, you get better; and you make a bunch of money. Why wouldn’t you want it? White asked.
The UFC pivot has made it clear that he does not want to hear any more complaints about the salary. He thinks that sitting around for a year or two, waiting for a good fight bag is a strategy that most fights have played with him, but it never worked.