ESPN’s controversial ‘Outside The Lines’ expose on UFC fighter pay was aired earlier today and you can watch the video below.
The feature suggests that fighter’s under contract with the promotion are being underpaid and some are afraid to speak out on the matter for fear of reprisals. It also discusses the FTC’s investigation’s into the accusation that Zuffa (the owners of both the UFC and Strikeforce) are running a monopoly and talks about the potential of a fighters union.
Earlier in the week UFC president Dana White vowed to post a full video response after the program aired, and will also offer up their own recording of the full interview ESPN conducted with UFC CEO lorenzo Fertitta for the piece in an attempt to show that they edited his comments in a way that casts the company in a poor light.
Check out ESPN’s take on it below and stay tuned for further developments on this story in the coming days.
>>Update: Watch Dana White’s full video response to this ESPN feature here.