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Dong disses UFC payscale

If there’s one thing Dana White hates more than fighters turning down fights, it’s fighters discussing money. Ask Roger Huerta how that went for him. If you can find him. So it is with a little fear in my heart that I share with you the news that Dong Hyun Kim is saying the UFC doesn’t pay fighters well enough:

It’s ultimately very hard to be a UFC fighter. If you go to America, there are a lot of fighters who are barely eeking by financially. I see some fighters who have fights a few days away doing personal training. A lot of that has to with the UFC being too stingy about sponsorships. Also because of UFC’s policies it is really hard to get sponsors for a lot of fighters.

If you pay off the training camp and your coaches you honestly don’t have much left. Ultimately, you only have one maybe two opportunities to make it big. In mma anyone can lose and when you do lose you go instantly to the back of the line. Look at Rick Story.

I am not saying this out of complaint for myself, because compared to my peers I am doing fine financially, but for other Asian fighters it is completely unfair. Because I am older than my peers and because this is the path my fellow Korean fighters are going to take, I am going to say what has to be said. I really took to heart what Bibiano Fernandes said about why he decided to not join the UFC.

Dong has some tanuki sized testicles going out and saying this stuff. You’ve seen how the UFC treats fighters it doesn’t think are being team players.

  • Reverend Clint

    i cant stand people who that thing with their hand… back in my day it meant pussy

  • bakapoki

    Are they signalling that it’s time for the Diamond Cutter?

  • Letibleu

    if they were playing poker and they were cheating they would be telling someone they have spades

  • variable

    Come on Clint how can you hate on the Gracie triangle?

  • Nachtfalter

    It’s nice of Dong to care about his fellow fighters and stuff. But I’d prefer it if he concentrated on being a bit less of a mind-numblingly boring piece of shit in the Octagon. He might be the only fighter who tries harder than Clay Guida to avoid fighting in his “fights”.

  • drunkenjunk

    ^dongi yang is fuckin awful also.

  • matthewpolly

    Way to jump on that grenade Dong. I predict a one-way ticket to the UFC-Japan minor leagues.

  • glassjawsh

    I used the sites shitty search function for articles with ”dong” in it.

    going back to 2 months (and about 30 articles) this is the only one that’s about the fighter

    stay classy FL

  • Reverend Clint

    ^no shit did not know that

  • frickshun

    Bendo was actually standing 10 feet back. His walking around weight is 400 lbs & he’s 8 feet tall. He also shoots lightning from his eyes & fireballs from his arse..