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UFC star Tony Ferguson has let rip at boss Dana White at a press conference over how well fighters get paid, which saw Jake Paul weigh-in on the matter.
YouTuber, turned boxer, Paul has been in a running war-of-words with White over how he things fighters are treated in the UFC.
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Paul has been calling out White for more than a year over fighter pay and has called for a bigger share of UFC's money to go towards the talent.
Now, one of the biggest UFC star's, Ferguson, has let rip at White during a live press conference.
Ferguson let rip at White - ahead of his bout against Michael Chandler in the lightweight division - after he claimed the boss wouldn't allow him to go make more money in boxing, while under contract, or pursue other sports.
“A lot of fighters have been keeping their mouths shut for a long time. You should ask some of the other fighters that have been f**king treated like s**t for a long time too,” Ferguson said on stage, ahead of his bout against Chandler.
“I’m not the only one thinking it or f**king saying it or seeing it. So maybe you should ask them too.
“I think we’re underpaid personally,” he added.
"You should ask some of the other fighters that have been f*cking treated like sh*t for a long time too. I'm not the only one thinking it."
Tony Ferguson had *a lot* to say at #UFC274 media day.
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— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) May 4, 2022
“I’m gonna be real. I’m not gonna say it too much. Dana said something the other day talking about how boxers are overpaid. I asked Dana to box, he said ‘f**k no.’ I’m like ‘Why?’
“I want to go play baseball — I wanna go do other pro sports, I’m an athlete. I grew up playing different sports at a very high level. I won a state championship football ring right here, we were 27-1.
"I wanna go do all these things but then I have this guy right here acting like a f**king drug dealer telling me I can’t go and do this s**t. I wanna go make more money for my family.”
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In 2018, Ferguson was forced to pull out of his title match with Khabib Nurmagomedov after he claimed he suffered an injury on set at a UFC media obligation.
Ferguson now claims he should have 'sued' the UFC over the incident.
Following Ferguson's rant, Paul took to social media to also take aim at White.
Don’t listen to me, listen to a UFC fighter, @tonyfergusonXT, who has the courage to speak up. Dana White is a billionaire while fighters are itching and clawing to make ends meet. “Dana White the drug dealer.” pic.twitter.com/fyYb4COwQZ
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 4, 2022
Ferguson and Chandler will fight on the main card of lightweight champ Charles Oliveira in his title defence against Justin Gaethje.
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