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Sean Strickland blasts UFC and BKFC fighter pay: ”Utter garbage”



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Former UFC middleweight Sean Strickland went off on fighter pay, targeting both the UFC and BKFC.

The outspoken UFC star took aim at the bare knuckle organization and said that they don’t pay their fighters well enough for the damage they take. According to Strickland, there is no sum that BKFC could pay him to jump ship.

“How much would I f*king fight bare knuckle for? Not nothing they would pay me. They’re paying their guys sh*t. F*king breaking their hands, breaking their orbitals, making a couple thousand bucks.”

Strickland’s statements came as a response to Mike Perry, former UFC contender and now one of BKFC’s biggest stars.

“Strickland, he’s fighting for the UFC for pesos, and I’m getting paid over here,” Mike Perry said on his podcast. “He’s always posting videos on Instagram where he walks outside of his garage or his front door, and somebody is in his driveway and he’s trying to fight bare-knuckle for free right there. What are you talking about, Sean?”

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While Perry might be making a lot of money, Strickland says that the majority of BKFC’s fighters aren’t even close to the same amount. But while he criticizes the salaries for low-tier BKFC fighters, Strickland says that the same can be said for the UFC.

“UFC pay is utter garbage,” Sean Strickland wrote. They are signing guys at 10/10 (10k to compete/10k to win). That should be criminal. But the vast majority of BKFC fighters are getting paid way less than that… As a UFC fighter, I advocate for better pay for me and the entire roster. You should do the same for your guys,” Strickland commented on Perry’s Instagram post.”

“While I’m on my soapbox, from a poor man who became kinda a rich man, once you have capital it just snow balls. These elites could probably never take a paycheck again and easily make 500k a year…. Yet they still line their bank accounts with millions that they will never need or spend. In all industries.”