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Masvidal latest to criticize pay scale in UFC

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First Henry Cejudo retired after beating Dominik Cruz, only to show up on All Elite Wrestling with Mike Tyson shortly after. Then Jon Jones got into a war of words on Twitter with Dana White. Now Jorge Masvidal has jumped on board, taking to Twitter to say his piece. All three have a common ground too… money.

Cejudo quit while on top after negotiations on a new contract with Dana White and UFC stalled. Cejudo felt he should be getting paid more than what was on offer and decided to walk, straight into startup wrestling promotion AEW with Mike Tyson and a number of other former fighters including Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.

Last week Jon Jones went on Twitter and blasted his boss after Dana claimed Jones didn’t want to take part in a super fight with the intimidating Francis Ngannou. Jones saw it differently, claiming the only reason the fight isn’t happening was because Dana wouldn’t cough up the money even going as far as to ask for his release.

Then yesterday Jorge Masvidal stepped onto twitter to blast the boss

Dana responded at a press conference that these guys were independent contractors and if they don’t want to fight for whatever reason they don’t have to. This riled Masvidal up as he then tweeted

A dig at the fact that while deemed independent contractors, he cannot go fight for One Championship or Bellator without being in breach of his contract with UFC. And that is one problem Cejudo doesn’t have right now. He can show up to AEW on a Wednesday night and fight for One Championship on a Saturday effectively doubling his money.

Jorge Masvidal Is A Savage

Former UFC fighter DeMarques Johnson tweeted the following which Masvidal later retweeted showing the comparative difference in pay between UFC and some other major sports

Now I don’t know what’s going on in Dana’s head (as I’ve said in the past I’m a casual fan) but these three fighters are some of the best, most entertaining fighters in the game. Letting them walk doesn’t bring eyes to your product, it takes them away.

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