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Chael Sonnen defends Dana White and the UFC on the issue of fighter compensation

Fighter¬†pay¬†is¬†a¬†major¬†topic¬†in¬†MMA¬†right¬†now,¬†as¬†many¬†fighters¬†are¬†asking¬†for¬†a¬†bigger¬†piece¬†of¬†the¬†pie¬†as¬†the¬†sport¬†grows,¬†especially¬†with¬†YouTubers¬†like¬†Jake¬†Paul¬†demonstrating¬†how¬†much¬†money¬†there¬†is¬†out¬†there. Paul¬†has¬†become¬†a¬†champion¬†for¬†fighter¬†compensation,¬†donating¬†to¬†UFC¬†women’s¬†flyweight¬†Sarah¬†Alpar’s¬†GoFundMe,¬†which¬†once¬†again¬†brought¬†attention¬†to¬†some¬†of¬†the¬†issues.     Sonnen¬†talked¬†out¬†on¬†UFC¬†fighter¬†pay¬†on¬†his¬†YouTube¬†channel,¬†defending¬†the¬†world’s¬†largest¬†MMA¬†organization¬†and¬†White¬†over¬†how¬†much¬†they¬†pay¬†their¬†athletes. Sonnen,¬†for¬†example,¬†pointed¬†out¬†that¬†a¬†UFC¬†rookie’s¬†current¬†minimum¬†pay¬†structure¬†is¬†$12,000¬†to¬†show¬†and¬†$12,000¬†to¬†win. Sonnen, on the other hand, claims that he first fought for the UFC in 2005 on a $2000 to show and $2000 to win

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