There is often a heated debate going on around the world of MMA and UFC, in particular, about fighters’ wages. While it is almost like a general consensus that boxers tend to get paid more than MMA fighters. However, if the current UFC interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is to be believed then that it isn’t the case. According to Adesanya, fighters can make bank in the UFC.
Adesanya told the media in a recent interview that he can easily make $100 million in the UFC. Here’s what he had to say:
I’ll make that purse in MMA, guaranteed, I’ll make that purse in the UFC, that’s why I said this is where I want to end my career. Come on man, you can make $100 million in the UFC. You don’t have to go to boxing. Only Mayweather is going to make that. Only McGregor is going to make that when he fought Mayweather—that’s the Mayweather effect. That’s going to happen in the UFC. I might be the first person to do it in the UFC, if McGregor comes back he might compete with me for that. But I might be the first to do that in the UFC. It’s not about money. At the end of the day, I do this for legacy. This is where I’ll end my career. I don’t want to fight that baddest motherf*ckers in the world and then go and just fight some guy like, ‘Okay will duke it out, but we’ll just use our hands.’ I gotta kick someone in the face!