Francis Ngannou has been making waves in the UFC since he entered the octagon.
The Cameroonian-French fighter is one of the most feared heavyweights in the world and is known for his brutal knockout power. However, despite his impressive fighting skills, Ngannou recently called out the UFC for playing a “dirty game” with him and revealed that he was only making “a few pennies” in his contract.
This revelation has caused an uproar among UFC fans and has shed light on the issue of fighter pay in the industry.
Ngannou’s callout to UFC for ‘dirty game’
In a recent interview with The Mac Life, Francis Ngannou, one of the UFC’s top heavyweights, called out the organization for playing a ‘dirty game.’ Ngannou revealed that he was making just ‘few pennies’ in his current contract with the UFC and that the organization was putting pressure on him to sign a new one.
“What I was requesting initially, was a fight, because I had an eight-fight contract, and I wanted to fulfill that contract, but they wouldn’t allow me [to] because I wouldn’t sign another contract, said Ngannou.
Ngannou also stated that the pressure from the UFC began after his fight with Junior dos Santos in June 2019. The organization was keen on extending his contract and tried to make him sign a new one, but Ngannou was not happy with the terms. “I’m just me, and they are them.
They are massive,” he said.
It’s no secret that the UFC has been accused of exploiting its fighters for years. Ngannou’s callout highlights the issues that fighters face when it comes to their contracts and pay. With fighters making little to no money in the beginning, the pressure to sign new contracts can be overwhelming.
The UFC’s attempts to retain its top talent come at the expense of the fighters’ rights and financial well-being.
Ngannou’s revelation of earning ‘few pennies’ in UFC contract
In a recent interview, Ngannou explained how his contract with the UFC was structured in a way that didn’t allow him to make much money. According to him, he was only making a few pennies from each fight, while the UFC was making millions.
This is a common complaint among UFC fighters, who feel that the promotion isn’t paying them enough for the risks they take inside the octagon.
Ngannou’s revelation is likely to reignite the debate around fighter pay in the UFC. The promotion has been criticized in the past for not paying its fighters enough, and many fans and fighters are calling for a change in the way the sport is structured. With Ngannou’s callout, it seems that the issue is not going away anytime soon.