Charles Radtke was seen asking for money to answer questions in the post-fight press conference at UFC Vegas 85. This behavior from Charles Radtke has divided the fighting Community as many former fighters and legends are supporting Radtke and many are against his audacious demands from the media.
Charles Radtke defeated Gilbert Urbina by a stunning KO at a UFC Vegas 85 fight. Radtke sat down with the media members for a customary post-fight interview after securing a win in the event. However, the Q&A session did not run very long as Charles Radtke seemed least bothered to answer questions from the Journalist and held an impolite stance towards the media persons from the start of the interview.
When Radtke was asked about his next fight by a media person, he came up with a reply that startled everyone.
“How much money you got? That’s what it is… You guys get these interviews for free. I need to get paid. Let’s go!”
Radtke seemed impatient during the interview as quickly wanted to move on to the next question but his answer to the first question seemingly went off with the media and nobody bothered to ask Radtke any further questions.
“Good, I’m out”, Radtke said before walking out from the press conference
Combat world divided over Charles Radtke’s comments
Sodiq Yusuff an MMA fighter ranked 12 in the Featherweight division tried to defend Radtke by trying to clarify his comments.
“Maybe I’m missing it but I don’t think he asking to get paid for interview. As a fellow rambler I think he just combined two subjects like “I’ll fight anyone as long as I get paid” and yall getting this for free like “speed this up,” he wrote on X (previously Twitter)
Many fans and UFC fighters don’t conform with Sodiq Yusuf’s interpretation of Radtke’s comments as they think Charles Radtke was quite clear on what he meant by his comments during the interview.
Casey O’Neill is among those people, she spoke her mind in X on the matter.
“Damn, what a dick lol. Pre and Post fight interviews are part of our job. Almost every media member I’ve met also are so nice, doing it for the love of the sport and not making enough money to ‘pay’ you for an answer to a question.”
Many fans argued that Radtke was in the wrong as he should have been more polite when speaking with the media, it takes a lot to become a great fighter but it takes nothing to be polite with everybody and become a better person.