- Jul 6, 2012
And yet when you hear these guys (and young women) speak, they all say how much they love to fight and how MMA has taken over their lives and the dedication they devote to their training is always highly intense, and the personal sacrifices they all make to achieve their goals is always so impressive.Apparently, the fighters in UFC don't make enough money. Unless they're McGregor or a big draw like him - they rarely retire in absolute financial security. I listen to some podcasts with Brendan Schaub on them, and he thinks it's dodgy as fuck.
These guys risk brain damage, injuries, and even death - for pay that doesn't always set them up for life. I'm sick of watching people get their faces punched in either way, I think.
I've heard that the heavily choreographed WWE could be another avenue for ex MMA fighters, like Ronda Rousey and that it's much much better paid, so maybe fighters like BJ who is clearly unable to fight inside the octagon to anything like the standard he used to, could put himself up for some of that?