Over the last few months, the fighter pay within the UFC has been a hot topic and now, MMA legend Mark Hunt is the latest former fighter to come out and criticise the UFC for their fighter pay — this and much more on Thursday's social media roundup.
Mark Hunt comments on Francis Ngannou's pay at UFC 270
It is no secret that over the last few years, Mark Hunt has been firmly against the UFC for multiple different reasons. Some of those being over fighter pay and also because he has been in a lawsuit with the UFC over his fight against Brock Leanne at UFC 200.
After Francis Ngannou defeated Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in one of the most impressive performances of his career, it was revealed that Ngannou was only paid $600,000.
This amount, compared to the amounts which certain other champions within the UFC and what top heavyweight boxers earn is minuscule and is way off what Ngannou should actually be earning.
In a recent interview, the former interim UFC heavyweight title challenger revealed that he got paid $900,000 for a fight where he had no title and a title wasn't on the line.
See below to see what Hunt had to say on the issue.
Mark Hunt had a few words about fight pay.--— MMA On Point (@OnPointMMA) February 2, 2022
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Hunt's comments are very accurate and to be the heavyweight champion of the UFC and to be only getting paid $600,000 isn't right at all, especially with the value Ngannou brings to the UFC.
Do you agree with Hunt's comments? And if so what do you think Ngannou is worth to the UFC?
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano square off in New York
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano faced off for the first time this week whilst doing some promotional work for their upcoming fight at Madison Square Garden.
Taylor and Serrano will square off in what will be the biggest fight in women's boxing history.
February 3, 2022
Big UFC women's bantamweight fight made official
A big women's bantamweight bout has been made official for a UFC Fight Night main event in May.
Former champion Holly Holm will face Ketlen Vieira.
Former UFC champ Holly Holm returns in a May main event with Ketlen Vieira.— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) February 1, 2022
Full story: https://t.co/om90GlgevH pic.twitter.com/BR8l7Mx1ie
Derrick Lewis is not a fan of shoeys
Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa will fight each other very soon at UFC 271.
Lewis has already hilariously ruled himself out of getting involved in any shoeys with Tuivasa.
Don't expect The Black Beast to take a shoey at #UFC271 -- pic.twitter.com/QgzvNtt2og— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 3, 2022
On this day in 2007...
On this day in 2007, UFC legend Rampage Jackson avenged the first loss of his career when he knocked out Marvin Eastman in their rematch.
Feb3.2007— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) February 3, 2022
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson avenges the first loss of his career,
when he finishes Marvin Eastman by knockout in their rematch pic.twitter.com/qfU1I9UyrB
Conor McGregor high as a kite
Check out this video which Conor McGregor recently posted to social media.
Conor McGregor devient fou ?--— La Sueur (@LaSueur_off) February 2, 2022
Full UFC London lineup
Tickets for UFC London go on sale tomorrow.
Check out the up to date list of bouts which will be taking place on the card.
Your #UFCLondon line-up is looking --— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) February 3, 2022
--️ We're on general sale at 10am GMT tomorrow morning!
*Bout order is not set pic.twitter.com/0IJ09ZDZAl
Henry Cejudo shares a snap of him with Jiri Prochazka
In preparation for his upcoming UFC light heavyweight title fight against Glover Teixeira, Jiri Prochazka is now training in Arizona under Eric Albarracin.
Prochazka will now be training alongside fighters such as Cejudo, Deiveson Figueiredo and Jon Jones.
No country, no man is safe from the wrath of Triple C! #andnew ---- pic.twitter.com/Mp6yjiaDxB— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) February 1, 2022
Paulo Costa says he wants to end Marvin Vettori's life
Paulo Costa has revealed that he is not interested in returning to fighting unless he faces Marvin Vettori in a rematch.
Costa expressed his desire to rematch Vettori in a recent interview and made some bold claims in the interview too.
Paulo Costa *really* wants to rematch --— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) February 2, 2022
Full story https://t.co/aJg0kGx7lN pic.twitter.com/LRaUqqXjti