For several years now, the amount of money that UFC fighters get paid has been a hot topic and not for the right reasons. UFC bantamweight Nathaniel Wood has given his opinions on the payment of the UFC fighters — this and much more on Thursday's social media roundup.
Nathaniel Wood gives his opinion on UFC fighter pay
Dana White and the higher-ups in the UFC have been under a lot of scrutiny from some of their own fighters as well as other figures in the world of MMA for the last few years in relation to how they pay their fighters.
This scrutiny has been accelerated ever since Jake Paul made his boxing debut and immediately started calling out White for the payment of his UFC fighters and saying that they should be getting paid a lot more for the amount the company makes.
Despite the scrutiny, UFC bantamweight Nathaniel Wood has actually come out and defended the UFC and the way they pay their roster.
See what Wood had to say below.
Nathaniel Wood posted about fighter pay on his IG.— Alex Behunin (@AlexBehunin) September 8, 2021
“Unpopular opinion. Fighter pay isn’t bad.” pic.twitter.com/2405X3NqPF
What are your opinions on what Wood had to say?
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Starting to get that itch again… but everyone that I call is busy -------- ---- @NeilMagny ??— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) September 8, 2021
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Spent all that time chasing clout! I've been ready! https://t.co/LLmv9VeRnA— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) September 8, 2021
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(via alexpoatanpereira/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/XGp3Cv1K7n
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"Paddy Pimble" shoutout pic.twitter.com/nbaoPlNwMQ— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) September 8, 2021